The players of the Arandina team, which is active in the Spanish fourth division, were not focused on appearing honorably in tonight's confrontation against Real Madrid in the 32nd round of the King's Cup, as much as they were interested in how to get the shirts of the “Royal” stars after the end of the match.
In order to ensure that everyone returns home with an unforgettable memory of the rare confrontation with the “Merengue”, the Arandina players prepared a list indicating the name of each player whose corresponding shirt they would like to get from Real Madrid, according to what the Spanish newspaper “Marca” reported.
“I proposed this idea in the locker room in order to collect as many shirts as possible, because otherwise everyone would want the same shirt,” team captain Jorge Gonzalez “Bisca” said.
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The player added, “I think the beauty of this match is that it has a memory. If Real can help us get more shirts, that would be welcome.”
Surprisingly, the shirt most present on the list was not for the brilliant Englishman this season, Jude Bellingham, but rather for Croatian playmaker Luka Modric, winner of the Golden Ball in 2018.
9 of Arandina's 20 players expressed their desire to get the Croatian star's shirt, and only 3 of them chose the England international. Despite the absence of German Toni Kroos from the match, two players asked for his shirt, and they also wanted the shirt of Brazilian Rodrigo.
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In order for each player to receive his gift from the Royal Club, a lottery will be held among the participating players after the match, and the shirts will be delivered the next day during training.
Tonight's confrontation is the first for Real Madrid at the beginning of the campaign to defend the title they won last season, and the “Royal Club” has won the King's Cup title 20 times in its history.