Funny old game. Frequently it’s not so much funny haha, but more funny perculiar becuse football people do have a tendency to take themselves far too seriously.
Poch was chatting about the Champions League final preparations and threw in a funny for good measure…
“Ahead of the final, we will train at Valdebebas [Real’s training complex] and sleep in a nearby hotel,” he told El Partidazo de Cope.
“I asked Florentino [Perez, Real’s president] to let us sleep in the sports centre, but he told me that I can only sleep there when I become the coach of Real Madrid.“
Real Madrid issued this statement.
Essentially, in very formal tones, the Spanish Giants deny any such arrangement… the joke went over their Galactico heads.
Real Madrid CF is surprised by the demonstrations made by the coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino, about a supposed request made to our club so that his team could stay in the residence of the Real Madrid City on the occasion of the final of the Champions League.