Just days after Spain’s Formula One dual world champion Fernando Alonso admitted that he enjoys watching Barcelona play more than his favourite team, Real Madrid, another of the country’s major sporting icon and Los Blancos supporter, tennis ace Rafael Nadal has also confessed that he has a liking for Madrid’s arch nemesis, Barca.
During a promotional campaign with sports giant Nike, Barcelona-based newspaper Sport managed to catch up with the reigning Roland Garros and
“Yes, I am also a fan of Barca. It’s okay… you can write that and emphasise it, please,” he told the reporter, while signing autographs on the blaugrana jerseys.
Nadal, the nephew of former Barca defender Miguel Angel Nadal, then went on to assure that he remains a fan of Real Madrid, as he spoke about the club’s current crisis.
“I am often regarded as a supporter of Real Madrid and it’s true that I have a lot of affection for the club. But I also have great admiration for
“And all this is happening while their arch rivals,
Finally, Nadal had high words of praise for Ballon d’Or runner-up, Lionel Messi: “He is the best player on the planet right now.
“He is such a normal and humble person and he is always involved with the team. He doesn’t think of himself as the club’s superstar and that is very important,” he concluded.
Nadal had previously stated in a separate promotional outing along with
KS Leong, Goal.com