I’ve been there as a professional player, walking out onto the training pitch in the morning and a fellow player brings up a discussion about fashion or something that happened the previous day. The conversation can get heated and it can last well into (if not after) the training session.
But this one caught on video between Cristiano Ronaldo and Xabi Alonso is one of the best yet. Both players, as well as some others standing around, get into a debate over which soccer boot brand is better; Nike or Adidas. Ronaldo is the key player in all of Nike’s advertising for the Mercurial Vapor range, while Alonso has been with Adidas the majority of his career so both had a point to prove.
Alonso is obviously the instigator trying to wind up Ronaldo and you can tell he has more of a senior figure personality, pulling out several gems about Nike including referring to the boots as “Plastic”, pointing out the fact that Real Madrid are sponsored by Adidas and asking CR how like Nike were around “like 3 years?” Considering the fact Nike has an entire CR7 Collection, I think Ronaldo doesn’t need to do a great deal of arguing in this one.
Pretty comical stuff – well worth watching. Check out the video below!