In a special edition of the SER Deportivos ‘Free Bar’ we have had the starting line-up that meets every Monday to discuss and comment on current affairs in Spanish football. This time, different from the rest since it was the last of the year with a very Christmas atmosphere that has not taken away from the funny taunts that our fellow members release over and over again.
The wishes of the greats of our football, the surprises for 2022, the role of Spain in Qatar or names like Mbappé and Haaland had a place in this last ‘Free Bar’ of the year at SER Deportivos.
What wish would Florentino Pérez ask for?
Talavera: “Save football (in reference to his words in El Larguero about the Super League)”.
Antonio Romero: “Apart from Mbappé, he is going to ask that since the cover is on, there be bad weather for 365 days to make it look good.”
What wish would Simeone ask for?
Tala: “Continue making history at Atlético de Madrid”.
Antón Meana: “Let 5 go to the Champions League”.
Antonio Romero: “That they spray so much ball around him, to be able to do more and better self-criticism. He must surround himself better.”
What wish would Xavi Hernández ask for?
Antón Meana: “He asks me to go sixth to the Champions League”
Jordi: “He is going to ask to continue growing (…) Ansu, Pedri, Ferran anticipates a time of hope”.
What wish would Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, ask for?
Antonio Romero: “Tebas has asked for money, a salary increase because it is just right …”
What wish would Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, ask?
Antón Meana: “Rubiales does not ask, he only gives”.
What wish would Joao Félix ask for?
Talavera: “What he has to do is work, but I suppose he has to maintain the state of form that he currently enjoys.”
What wish would Gareth Bale ask for?
Antonio Romero: “Gareth Bale asks Meana as press officer.
Antón Meana: “Ask for one more year at Real Madrid until after Qatar”
Jordi Martí: “He has asked for the green jacket”
The signing of Ferran Torres
The Valencian player is already a FC Barcelona footballer from Manchester City. A current topic that of course was commented on by our ‘Free Bar’ in SER Deportivos. While Antonio Romero, who seems a “good player” but considers it a significant difference to Haaland, which is a long-term goal for FC Barcelona, points out that “there are two steps of difference.”
An attitude that neither Talavera nor Jordi Martí shared, who consider him a “great player” without nuances and that his 12 goals in 22 games with the Spanish team endorse it.
Qatar 2022 just around the corner
A Spanish team that faces the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in less than a year and of course the forecasts about Luis Enrique’s list and the role of Spain in the competition took part of the debate. While only Antón Meana sees him as “world champion”, the others suggest that he will remain among the four best teams in the world. On the other hand, with the continuity of Luis Enrique in the air, Antonio Romero and Tala are blunt: “I am convinced that he will not continue” or “I think he has already made a decision,” they affirmed.
They point to Nico González as the great surprise that a Luis Enrique will present who only has the confidence to continue beyond Catar de Meana and Martí. Our football benefited from the Asturian’s continuity on the bench and who knows if also with a surreal return of Leo Messi to Barcelona, according to the forecasts of the last ‘Free Bar’ of SER Deportivos.