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“超級馬力歐”專訪翻譯

 Mario Balotelli interview: Tell the Man City fans that when I hear them chant my name I'm smiling inside

 Mario Balotelli專訪:告訴曼城球迷們,當他們呼喊我的名字時,我心在微笑

 原作者為Daily Mail記者Mark Ryan,以下保留英文原文,並附上中文翻譯,各位讀者可以選擇個人最喜好的閱讀方式。

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 Mario Balotelli wants to know if the rumours are true. ‘I have heard that people are betting on how quickly I will end up in prison,’ he says. ‘Is this true? It’s all over the internet.’

Mario Balotelli急於想知道,那些有關他的流言蜚語是否屬實:“我聽說有人在打賭我什麼時候會進監獄,這是真的嗎?網路上到處都是這樣的消息。“Balotelli說到。”

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 The 20-year-old striker may have brought a reputation for petulance — some would say wildness – with him when he joined Manchester City in a £24million move from Inter Milan last August, but the young Italian is at pains to stress that his sights are on a Premier League title, not a spell inside.

 當這位年僅二十歲的前鋒,在去年八月以兩千四百萬歐元的轉會費,從Inter Milan加盟Manchester City時,易怒、愛鬧脾氣,抑或是不服管教的壞名聲,也跟著他同行。但是年輕的義大利人力圖證明,他把一切的心思和目標,都放在獲得英超的桂冠,而非場外的花絮新聞。

 He insists that the image many in football have of him as troublesome and divisive is unfair and untrue, although training-ground scuffles, notably with City team-mate Nigel de Jong, clashes with managers, including a difficult relationship at Inter with Jose Mourinho and the odd brush with the law over his driving have not helped his cause.

被視為一個破壞團隊和諧的麻煩製造者,Balotelli堅持足球圈裡普遍對他的壞印象,是不公平且不正確的;儘管在訓練場和隊友Nigel de Jong的打架事件、和多位教練之間的衝突,(尤其是和Jose MourinhoInter那段艱困的關係)、以及離譜的駕車肇事意外,都讓他很難站的住腳。

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Others have spoken of the positives Balotelli can bring to the game. Carlo Ancelotti, manager of title rivals Chelsea, says: ‘He is one of the best young players in Europe, he has got everything to be successful in the Premier League. It is up to him to become more mature. But if he can play every week, he will soon become one of the most important players in the league.’

不過還是有許多人對Balotelli在場上的表現給予正面的評價。與Manchester City敵對的Chelsea總教練Carlos Ancelotti說:“他是歐洲最佳新秀之一,他擁有一切能在英超成為成功球員的潛質,如果他變的更成熟的話。但是如果他每週都能出賽,他立刻就會成為英超聯賽最重要的球員之一。”

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Another fellow Italian, Roberto Mancini, his manager at City, goes even further. ‘This is a player with such potential that, if he fulfils it, he could be decisive in every match,’ he says.

另外一位義大利同鄉,BalotelliManchester City的總教練Roberto Mancini,則對Balotelli更讚譽有加:他可以成為每場球的關鍵人物,只要他不辜負自己所擁有的潛力的話。

The counter-balance to that came in the wake of Balotelli’s low-key hat-trick in the 4-0 victory over Aston Villa last week. Mancini, apparently frustrated by Balotelli’s lack of joy at his achievement, said: ‘When you score three goals in a Premier League game, you should celebrate. Every day I fight against Mario and sometimes I would like to give him a punch.’

然而ManciniBalotelli並不僅有讚賞而已。Balotelli在上週4-0大勝Aston Villa的比賽中,儘管個人上演帽子戲法,卻刻意低調不慶祝,此舉也引來了Mancini的不滿,教練明顯的為Balotelli對於自己的表現缺乏興奮感表示失望,他說:當你在英超上演帽子戲法,你就應當大肆慶祝。我每天都和Mario鬥智,但有時候我真的很想要揍他一拳。

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Balotelli’s response to that — ‘He couldn’t. I do Thai kick-boxing’ — is symptomatic both of his playful humour and the immaturity highlighted by Ancelotti. The enigma of Balotelli is that while his touch on the field can be sublime, earning him the nickname Super Mario, his temperament and attitude can appear surly, although, in his defence, two penalties and a tap-in against Villa were never going to stir his blood.

然而BalotelliMancini的回應:他不可能打贏我的,我會打泰拳,則在在證明了,Balotelli儘管頗具幽默感,卻也突顯出Ancelotti先前所提及這位年輕球員的不成熟。Balotelli讓人捉摸不透的,是他在場上的表現是如此華麗出眾、替他贏得Super Mario的美名;但他的暴躁的脾氣和粗鄙的態度,卻令人不敢恭維;儘管根據他為自己的辯護,對陣Aston Villa個人包辦的兩個點球和一個補射的火燙表現,仍然沒辦法使他的情緒亢奮起來。

Balotelli, left out of yesterday’s Premier League clash with Blackpool because of a knee injury, is adamant that his desire for City to succeed should not be questioned. ‘I want City’s supporters to know this,’ he says. ‘When I heard them chant my name the other night, as I scored those three goals, it gave me a really warm feeling inside. Sometimes I don’t smile outwardly but I am smiling inside and that is how it was when I heard them.’

儘管因為膝蓋傷勢,而錯過了昨天對陣Blackpool的英超聯賽,Balotelli仍然堅信自己想要替Manchester City贏取榮譽的渴望不應該被質疑。Balotelli說:我希望Manchester City的球迷們知道,我踢進三個進球的那個夜晚,當我聽到他們呼喊著我的名字時,我內心感到無比溫暖。有時候我不會開懷大笑,但我會暗自地會心一笑,那天晚上就是如此。

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Some have suggested Balotelli’s problem is one of feeling lonely and homesick. Others point to his upbringing.

許多人推測Balotelli愛惹麻煩的癥結是因為孤獨和想家;然而他的成長過程,可能才是一切問題的本源。

Born in Sicily to a Ghanaian couple, Thomas and Rose Barwuah, Balotelli suffered serious ill-health as a toddler, undergoing a series of operations on his intestines before he had reached the age of two.

ThomasRose Barwuah這對來自Ghana的夫妻,在西西里生下了Balotelli,但是Balotelli在襁褓時期受到嚴重的病痛困擾,在兩歲之前就接受了無數次的腸道手術。

(下圖右為Balotelli三歲時)

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Italian social workers, worried about the cramped living conditions of the Barwuahs as they struggled to raise a family in the northern city of Brescia, recommended that Mario should be fostered.

義大利的社會照護工作者擔心,Barwuah夫妻倆窘迫的生活條件,沒有辦法在Brescia北部的城鎮維持一個家庭,因而建議Mario需要由更適合的家庭來撫養。

From the age of three, he was cared for by the white Italian couple he now calls his parents.

從三歲開始,Balotelli就被一對義大利白人夫妻照顧,而這也是現在Balotelli口中的爸媽。

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First Francesco and Silvia Balotelli fostered him, then, as the teenage Mario distanced himself from his own family, he became their adopted son.

FrancescoSilvia Balotelli夫妻倆一開始只是照顧Balotelli,但是到了青春期,Mario和他的原生家庭漸行漸遠,Mario也正式成為Balotelli家的一份子。

Balotelli has suffered from the racism that afflicts the more extreme corners of Italian football, notably from notoriously Right-wing elements among the followers of Juventus.

Balotelli所遭受到的種族歧視,其中尤其是來自惡名昭彰的右翼Juventus球迷,更加劇了義大利足球極端的陰暗面。

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But hoping to unlock the mystery of Mario is a risky business. Even that master of mind games, Mourinho, confessed that he feared Balotelli would ‘age me prematurely and make me visit a psychiatrist’.

試圖想要解開Mario的謎團是個棘手的任務。即便是鬥智專家Mourinho也不例外,他曾經坦承,擔心Balotelli會使他提前老化、或是迫使他必須要去看心理醫生。

Balotelli dislikes being interviewed and professes to hate journalists, even though his sister, Cristina, one of the Balotellis’ three children of their own, works as one in Italy.

Balotelli不喜歡被訪問,並且明確表達出他對記者的厭惡;即便他的姊姊CristinaBalotelli夫妻兩所親生的三個小孩之一,就是一個在義大利工作的記者。

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‘I don’t like journalists and I hardly ever talk to them,’ says Balotelli as we talk — in Italian — at Manchester’s Rosso restaurant, an establishment partly owned by Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand.

ManchesterRosso,一家Manchester United隊長Rio Ferdinand有投資插股的餐廳裡, Balotelli對著我說:我不喜歡記者,而且我根本不屑和他們交談。

‘When I have an argument with my sister, I tell her: “I’m not speaking to you today. Today, you are a journalist”. Later, we make up.’ And he adds: ‘Look at you. Six newspapers under your arm. What else could you be but a sports journalist?’

當我和我姊姊吵架時,我告訴她:我現在不想跟妳講話,妳現在活像個記者。但是過沒多久我們就和好了。”Balotelli看著我,又補上一句:看看你,腋下夾著六分新聞報紙,擺明了就是個體育記者。

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His tone is teasing but, nonetheless, Balotelli does not seem to find it difficult to fall out with people.

儘管他的語調聽起來詼諧逗趣,但無論如何,對於如何把人際關係搞砸,Balotelli肯定不會感到棘手。

Only a few weeks ago he appeared to treat Arsenal star Jack Wilshere with disdain, when Balotelli finished first and Wilshere second in the Golden Boy awards, the Under-21 version of the Ballon D’Or for the best player in Europe.

僅僅是幾週以前,當BaloteillGolden Boy評選中,(U21版本的歐洲足球先生),排在Wilshere之前位列第一時,他就表現出對Arsenal新星Jack Wilshere的鄙視。

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Asked for a comment on the young Englishman, Balotelli is reported to have said: What’s his name? Wil? No, I don’t know him but the next time I play against Arsenal I will keep a close eye on him. Perhaps I can show him the Golden Boy trophy and remind him that I won it.’

當被問到關於這位英格蘭青年才俊的看法時,據媒體的報導,Balotelli說:你說他叫什麼名字?Wil什麼?喔我不認識他,但是下次我們和Arsenal對上時,我會好好打量他。也許我可以把我的Golden Boy獎盃秀給他看,並且提醒他,是我打敗他的。

In the wake of the furore his remarks provoked, Balotelli now appears more conciliatory, shifting the blame on to those who reported his comments.

由於他的言論引起了輿論極大的反彈,Balotelli的態度轉趨為息事寧人,試圖要把責任歸咎於那些錯誤轉述他的言論的記者。

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‘Look, I really do want to get this across, since you are going to write something,’ he says. ‘I was asked about Wilshere and I didn’t know much about him and the media turned it into a big thing. But now I want to say something else. I watched Jack Wilshere when Arsenal beat Chelsea and you know what? He is  fortissimo”, a really strong player. He is very good. And Arsenal are serious contenders for the title.'

聽著,我真的想把這件事情講清楚,既然你都來做訪問了,就順便澄清一下他說:我被問到有關Wilshere的事情,而事實上當時我真的對他所知不多,但是媒體就炒做成一個大新聞。但是現在我倒是有些意見想要表達。在Arsenal幹掉Chelsea的那場比賽中,我好好觀察了Jack Wilshere,而你說怎著?他超猛!一個非常強的球員,他真的表現很好。而且我認為Arsenal是英超冠軍的有利爭奪者。

As, of course, are City, although many would still favour Manchester United given their points, games in hand and massive experience at the business end of the title race. The theory is not received warmly by City’s young star.

當然,在爭奪英超冠軍行列中,還有Manchester City,儘管很多人仍然認為Manchester United才是奪冠最大熱門,考慮到他們在少賽場次的情況下,積分仍然領先,並且對於爭冠白熱化的最後關鍵時刻有著無與倫比的豐富經驗。但是這樣的觀點,顯然的沒有被Manchester City的年輕明星所喜愛。

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‘That’s it, bye,’ he says abruptly and suddenly shapes to go. Just when all seems lost suddenly he is sweetness and light again, laughing at his joke.

今天就到這吧,再見。”Balotelli突然落下這句話,並作勢起身要走人。正當一切看來就要搞砸的同時,他甜美的微笑和陽光的個性又回來了,並對他自己的惡作舉得逞感到沾沾自喜。

His penchant for self-parody appears again when he explains his much-publicised brush with the law shortly after he arrived in Manchester in August. He crashed his powerful Audi R8 in a collision with a BMW one morning. The police breathalysed him and he was clear. Balotelli insists that the accident was not his fault but would never happened had he listened to his parents' advice.

在解釋八月來到Manchester之後,捲入的一起車禍事件時,Balotelli對於自我解嘲的嗜好又表露無疑。某個早晨,Balotelli駕駛他馬力強大的愛車Audi R8,撞上了一台BMW,警方對他進行了酒精濃度測試,但其結果並無異狀。Balotelli堅持該次車禍並不是他的錯,但如果他聽從了他父母的建議,這次車禍就不會發生了。

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‘When I agreed to come to England, my mother said: “Get a car with the steering wheel on the right”,’ he says.

當我答應要到英格蘭踢球時,我媽說:你得買一台右駕的車子。”Balotelli說。

‘My father also said: “Get a car with the steering wheel on the right”. And what did I do? I kept my car with the steering wheel on the left. Now I have taken the advice of my parents and I have a car with the steering wheel on the right. It takes some getting used to, this driving on the left-hand side of the road, but it is getting easier.’

我爸也說:你得買一台右駕的車子。但猜猜我怎麼做?我還是開一台左駕的車子。不過我現在已經聽從爸媽的建議,開右駕的車子了。那真的需要花一些時間適應,像是開車要靠左邊之類的,但是慢慢習慣之後,我也不再覺得那麼困難。

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But what of his life in Manchester. Is that getting easier? What of the reports of loneliness and homesickness?

但是他在Manchester的日子,也像右駕開車一樣變的簡單了嗎?那些說他孤單、想家的報導,又是怎麼回事呢?

‘Did you ever hear me say that?’ he counters. ‘Sure, it is normal to miss your home and your family but I can see my family and friends here, too. My mother was here just recently, for that match when I scored those goals.’

你曾經聽我說過那樣的字眼嗎?他反駁:當然,想家和思念家人,是人之常情,但是我在這裡也同樣可以和我的家人和朋友見面啊。我媽媽前一陣子才來這看我,就是我上演帽子戲法那場球。

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There have been reports of romantic links with Melissa Castagnoli, a former Miss Italy contestant; and another beauty called Betty Kourakou. But Balotelli refuses to talk about them.

近來有許多報導,指出Balotelli和前義大利小姐的角逐者Melissa Castagnoli,以及另一個美人兒Betty Kourakou有曖昧關係。但是Balotelli拒絕回答我這方面的問題。

‘I am a very, very private person,’ he emphasises. ‘I know some players like being the centre of attention and I admit that when I first became a player I liked fame, too. But that feeling lasted only for three months. Then I realised what it was really like to be the centre of attention all the time. It isn’t all good.

我是一個非常、非常注重隱私權的人,他強調:我知道某些球員喜歡成為媒體寵兒、新聞焦點,我承認當我剛剛變成一個球員時,我也嚮往名利。但是那種渴望僅維持了三個月,那真不是什麼好東西,當我體會到成為鎂光燈焦點的感覺是什麼樣的之後,我就放棄那樣的想法了。

(下圖右為Melissa Castagnoli)

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‘Of course, there are many advantages and I don’t want to sound ungrateful because I know I’m lucky. I know I have a responsibility as a role model to children and I try to fulfil that.’

當然我知道出名能得到很多好處,而且我也不想要讓人覺得我不知感恩,因為我知道我是受上天眷顧才能有今天。但我現在很清楚我必須對我的一言一行負責,因為我被小朋友們視為模仿的對象,我正在努力做好他們的典範。

But he still has to resolve that dilemma of wanting to be with other people and yet knowing that all eyes will be on him when he steps out in public. Unsurprisingly, he feels most comfortable among other Italians and he seems to spend almost as much time with friends in Manchester’s Italian restaurants (especially San Carlo on King Street West) as he does in his penthouse flat at a trendy apartment block.

但是Balotelli還是得在兩難之間掙扎,想要出門和朋友同樂、卻得承受一到公眾場合,所有眼光都會投射在他身上的壓力。不令人意外的,在和義大利同鄉們相處的時光,是Balotelli最享受的,他會和朋友們盡情的在Manchester的義大利餐館耗上許多時間,(尤其是在King Street WestSan Carlo),或著是在他的高級頂樓公寓裡同樂。

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From there he can walk to his favourite Italian haunts but he prefers to drive the short distance. Sometimes, when he does not feel like eating in public, he parks his car outside and a waiter brings him his favourite pizza, pasta or veal Milanese, or City have his food ferried to his apartment.

從他的住所,Balotelli可以步行到他最常出沒的義大利餐館,但是他偏好開著車子兜兜風。有時候,當Balotelli不想要在公眾場合用餐時,他會把車停在外面,請服務生將他最喜愛的pizza, pasta或是veal Milanese送來給他,有時候是球隊的人員幫他叫外送到他的公寓裡。

Everyone, it appears, is trying to please Balotelli. Mancini, who signed Balotelli when he was managing Inter, has taken him for a private heart-to-heart dinner at San Carlo, while Mancini’s son, Andrea, is said to have befriended the young star.

很顯然的,每個人都想要討好Balotelli。在Inter擔任教練時就簽下BalotelliMancini,也曾邀請過BalotelliSan Carlo來頓私密的知心晚餐,而Mancini的兒子Andrea,據傳也對Balotelli結交示好。

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If it all sounds as though Balotelli has become a spoilt child, others tell a different story.

如果這一切都讓你覺得Balotelli是個被寵壞了的小孩,也許事實仍然有所出入。

Foster, one of the maintenance team at Ballotelli’s apartment block, says: ‘Mario treats me really well, he’s a good guy. When I asked him for a signed shirt it was there in no time. He’s very kind.’

Foster,一個Balotelli所住公寓的清潔人員,說:“Mario對我非常好,他是很善良的人。當我向他索取一件簽名的球衣時,一點都不困難,他馬上就拿給我了。他真的非常親切。

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Alan, who sells the Big Issue outside San Carlo, agrees. ‘He often stops to give me a fiver for the magazine,’ he says. ‘Mario’s OK.’

Alan,一個在San Carlo餐廳外賣雜誌的小販,也說:他經常花五塊英鎊來向我買雜誌,Mario是個很OK的傢伙。

Cynics suggest Balotelli’s loyalty to City may not last too long, particularly if the club’s transfer window interest in Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko bears fruit. But Balotelli says he has no intention of cutting short his five-year contract, a deal that earns him a reported £5.8million a year after tax.

偏激論者認為BalotelliManchester City的忠誠並不會持續太久,尤其是Manchester City在引進Wolfsburg前鋒Edin Dzeko的談判上進行的頗為順利。但是Balotelli說他沒有打算想要放棄他那份,稅後五年五百八十萬英鎊的合約。

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“I don’t know exactly how long I will stay with City but I have the contract and I want to respect it,’ he says. ‘I want to win the league with Manchester City and I think we can do it this season. We have the players.

我不知道我會在Manchester City待多久,但是既然我有了合約,我就要遵守,他說:我想要幫助Manchester City贏得英超冠軍,而且我相信我們可以在這個賽季達成目標,我們有一群很好的球員。

‘I want to repay Roberto Mancini, too. Since I was 17 he has been the most important coach in my career.’

我也想要報答Roberto Mancini,從我17歲起,他就是我一生中最重要的教練。

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As for Dzeko, Balotelli insists: ‘I couldn’t possibly say what it would mean for me if he comes. But I can tell you this; he is a really, really strong player.’

至於DzekoBalotelli道:我不敢說他的到來會對我產生什麼影響,如果真的成真的話。但是我敢保證,他是個非常、非常厲害的球員。

So if Balotelli is staying at City, is he learning to speak English? ‘I speak English quite well already and it’s getting better,’ he points out, switching effortlessly from his first language. So why did we conduct the whole interview in Italian?

看起來Balotelli像是要留在Manchester City,那他有在學習英語嗎?我英語說的不錯而且一直有在進步Balotelli從容不迫的從他的母語義大利語,轉換成英語來替他自己辯護。那為什麼我們的訪問要用義大利文進行呢?

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‘You started it,’ he says, with a smile. Perhaps he has been using Mancini’s English teacher? ‘Mancini has an English teacher?’ says Balotelli, feigning astonishment.

你先開始的,他說,嘴角帶著微笑。我猜想也許Balotelli也和Mancini僱請了同一個英文老師。“Mancini有英文老師嗎?”Balotelli故作驚訝的叫道。

It is another playful jibe, delivered with affection by a young man who does not always wish to take life so seriously.

又是一個俏皮的揶揄,從一個笑看世事的年輕人口中,伴隨著真誠和熱情,毫不加以紋飾的流露出來。

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原文網址:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1343323/EXCLUSIVE-Mario-Balotelli-interview-Tell-Manchester-City-fans-Im-smiling-inside.html#ixzz19t9DrY38

以上圖片均來自網路:

http://www.zimbio.com/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/index.html

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  • phoebe
  • HI~RAY~感謝翻譯^^ (話說這是我浮出水面的第一篇留言 可喜可賀!!! 噗~) RAY你翻這篇是跟"替Hodgson辯護"的文章留言有關嗎? 很好奇英超裡頭叛逆份子不少,為何會特別選超級瑪利歐呢?~

    p.s.期末地獄加油~考完就放寒假啦~
  • 學姐近來很忙吼~~~年關將近,大家都要努力趕進度啊!

    學姐妳為什麼這樣想呢?我有露出什麼馬腳嗎?哈哈~不過真的沒什麼關係耶~只是覺得想要和多一點讀者分享,尤其這篇的內容算是滿吸引人的,也很容易讀。

    (其實是我自己對Balotelli很有好感啦...哈哈!學姊妳應該知道我腦後有反骨,特別喜歡壞小孩吧?尤其是這種其實不是真壞的壞小孩...)

    (不過英超還有什麼壞小孩嗎?怎麼現在腦子裡一片空白都想不到...)

    p.s.現在麻煩的就是,我好像又不太需要唸...但是不唸又對不起自己,可是又會很想要寫文章,做人真難。

    考完我就要出發去Melbourne了~又要曠稿多時,哈哈~

    RaytheReds 於 2011/01/05 23:58 回覆

  • KOP
  • 這篇我有看過, 我覺得賣雜誌和清潔人員那一段給人感覺很好很日常:)

    ray我跟你說喔,我剛剛在Eljero Elia's official facebook fan page看到他的status:
    '2011 E.E RED.......'. E.E是Eljero Elia, 那RED是? 冬季首簽?

    話說我還是不知道為什麼是WOY耶.......

  • 看這種interview最棒的地方就是可以很貼近球員的日常生活。

    Elia...hmm...我對他是沒有太多認識,但是從世界盃的表現來看,再怎麼樣都比Babel有用...要不然來個Babel換Elia好了。

    我在猜應該是Wally Roy=WOY吧

    RaytheReds 於 2011/01/07 11:53 回覆