I saw them as great players and wanted them to think the same about me. I don’t know how to explain it – but it excited me, it made me smile, it made me want to be like them: Michael Laudrup, Pep Guardiola, Romario, Ronald Koeman, Hristo Stoichkov and then later the Brazilian Ronaldo . There were times we all needed each other emotionally. In the end, I had to plead with them to stop sending them because I was going to become homesick. They are always in a relegation battle or in the Championship. I had grown up watching Roy Keane and was so looking forward to learning from him.
I remember a passion stirred me as I watched them as a kid. Pepe Reina was on the same bunk beds as me, him on top, me below. ” I started receiving these long letters from my parents and they were making me upset because I was hankering for home. Sunderland have a bigger stadium than Valencia, probably the fifth biggest team in Spain. Straight red and a four-match ban that coincided with Keane’s arrival. All he told me was I wouldn’t be part of his plans. I’d signed a three-year contract and moved country.
It was like I had vertigo, dizzied by the heights I needed to scale.
I arrived at a club with extraordinary social dimensions.
'The driver had passed the crowd then made a U-turn and ran into them,' she said.
Both teams have large fanbases in the African nation.
Three people have been left injured after a violent brawl broke out on the outskirts of Barcelona.
Meanwhile four were killed in Nigeria when an outraged Manchester United fan drove his minibus into a crowd of celebrating Barcelona supporters.
A police spokeswoman in the town of Ogbo said 10 people were injured and the driver was arrested.
Rioting: Spanish police with batons attempt to detain a Barcelona supporter The arrests were for public disorder, damages and threatening police officers.
Police also had to break up several fights between drunken fans.