Former Spanish midfielder Gaizka Mendieta is enjoying the local delights in the island nation. Mendieta, a LaLiga ambassador, is in the country in conjunction with the International Champions Cup where Atlético de Madrid is participating with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
Mendieta, who has visited Singapore on numerous occasions, had never tasted what an ethnic Singapore breakfast would be like.
That is exactly what he got to know on Friday morning. La Liga and Singapore Tourism Board introduced him to the local favourite of kaya toast and kopi -o kosong , and shared tips on how best to serve this traditional staple meal.
After which Mendieta met local footballer Steven Tan at Monti at One-Pavilion. Tan introduced Mendieta to a series of Singapore games like sepak takraw, capteh and five stones.
Mendieta then tried his hand at juggling the various ítems, and even put Tan to the test by competing with him at juggling.
Atlético de Madrid will play against Paris Saint-Germain on 30 July, while Paris Saint-Germain will play Arsenal tomorrow. Tickets to the 2018 International Champions Cup are still available at www.sportshub.com.sg/ICC2018