As you can all imagine, the two wins last week have given us confidence and fresh energy. They were much needed and now our objective is to continue that form against a tough opponent.
Today I’m writing this post from the plane that will be taking us to Belgrade. We’re about to take off on our way to Serbia, where tomorrow we will continue our European campaign. It’s an important game.
I’m returning to the blog today after a few days of rest during the international break. A necessary ‘break’ to see everything from another perspective and to recharge our batteries for everything that we have ahead of us.
Today I am writing this before travelling to the Netherlands, where on Thursday we will pay AZ Alkmaar a visit in the Europa League. It’s a busy week, after Monday’s game against Arsenal and Sunday’s away match coming up versus Newcastle.
Today it’s Wednesday and time for our cup match, so I don’t want to write too much. The truth is that I am still feeling frustrated and disappointed from Sunday. It was a really painful defeat. Let’s hope that the outcome of today’s game will be entirely different, but honestly it is a horrible feeling.
On Thursday we play our first midweek game. A busy run of matches, away trips and flights… that’s what the next three weeks are going to be like. Therefore, we have to be prepared both physically and mentally.
To make the most of the international break last Saturday I was in Asturias, my home region. It’s always good to go home. I was able to see my family and friends and I also had the chance to receive an award on behalf of Common Goal.
As I told you last week, I decided to move this blog to Wednesdays to get away from talking immediately after the results. In my opinion, you have to look at things by taking a step back from the games themselves, above all in order to improve.
Today I want to start by explaining that after seven years of writing my blog posts on Sundays and publishing them on Mondays, I have decided to post them on Wednesdays each week from now on.
How weird it is to have a weekend without football… Well, there’s been a lot of it, but playing on a Monday definitely means that you experience your weekend in a different way.