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Michael Carrick | Michael Carrick’s Testimonial | 04.06.2017

Lazer Team - 2015

Rooster Teeth

Going to talk about this and add a bit more explanation behind the design and concept of the poster. Obviously lazer team is a comedy/action film, but I wanted to look at it from another angle, the quote from the trailer. Using that as the base, looking at old military documents and creating a more serious and obscure poster. The blocked out text is taken from military documents where sensitive or classified info is blacked out. Obviously I can’t black out parts of the quote so decided to use it as a design focal point, Keeping the quote revealed. The blacked out text would make no sense but it brings the aesthetics and is the main idea. It’s a bit different. A sideways take on the trailer and the premise of the film.

Confirmed players for Michael Carrick’s Testimonial on Sunday 4 June.

Sadly, Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be in the testimonial due to his Champions League final commitments. Regardless of the team, it’s not about the score; it’s all for the charity. ❤🔴⚽

CR: "It was a mistake when I said I was young, handsome and rich"

Cristiano Ronaldo has given the traditional Ballon d’Or winner’s interview to France Football, admitting: “I was nervous for weeks. Everyone was talking about the Ballon d’Or: they said I was going to win, I wasn’t going to win, it would be [Franck] Ribéry… everyone was talking. You try not to listen, but you couldn’t help being influenced by it. Even my mother often asked me: ‘Are you going to win?’ Now, finally, I feel calmer. And ready to be even better than last year.”

The Real Madrid man also insisted that he doesn’t intend to stop there: “It’s true that I feel calmer, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop working to be better. Every year is a new story, I’m not going to rest on my laurels. I want more, both with Real Madrid and Portugal. The Ballon d’Or is not an end in itself, even if every player dreams about it.”

Collecting the award: “It was a very emotional moment, especially when my son came to my arms [looking] happy. That made me lose control of my emotions. And I started to cry. And when I saw my family’s tears, I cried even more. They were honest, authentic tears. I honestly didn’t expect it and in that moment I felt very happy. For those who don’t know me, it must have been a huge surprise to see me cry like that, because I always look serious on the pitch. Those who share my life with me know that I’m a natural, spontaneous person.”

The award: “Until two or three days afterwards, the consequences of winning the Ballon d’Or didn’t sink in. When they gave me the trophy, I simply enjoyed the moment with those around me.”

Personality: “Because I’m natural in everything I do, people don’t always understand me. There’s no doubt that I’ve expressed myself badly by saying certain things after losing a match. The way I am has evolved, although my personality hasn’t changed too much. I always want to improve and I put pressure on myself in that respect. I’m very competitive and I hate losing. I always want to be the best, both with my club and the national team. That’s why there are sometimes misunderstandings. It was like that in Manchester and it’s also like that in Madrid.”

Jealousy: “One day I told some people that they were jealous of me because I was young, handsome and rich. That was a mistake. It was after a game, when I was very angry because I hadn’t scored. Some things can explain why I said things that I didn’t like afterwards. As I’ve said many times, I’m not perfect. I’m human, I’m made of flesh and bones like everyone. I cry, I laugh, and I have my problems. When I’ve said something I shouldn’t have, I’ve said sorry. With age, you learn from your mistakes.”

Hostility: “I notice it, above all in matches away from home. The way they receive me isn’t very pleasant. They insult me… they say things that I don’t like, but I’m used to it now. In recent times it has improved a bit. Before, they chanted things like ‘qué hijoputa es’ (‘what a son of a bitch’) and now they shout ‘Cristiano, Balón de Plástico’. Before, they spoke about my mother and now just about me.”

Everyday life: “It isn’t easy to lead a normal life, but I’m used to it. When I finish my career I hope everything is calmer and that I can enjoy myself. Right now it isn’t easy. That doesn’t mean I can’t go out. I’ve never seen a sign saying ‘Cristiano Forbidden’. But imagine going to a shopping centre with my son and my girlfriend and stopping every five metres to sign an autograph or for a photograph. I try to avoid public places and go to quieter places, to restaurants with a private table. I don’t go to hotels with 500 rooms, either. I go to more discreet places. I’ll try to enjoy myself later on, when there’s another Cristiano in my place.”

Daily routine: “I train for three or four hours a day. At 9:30 I drop my son off at school, I eat with my mother at midday and after that I go to pick up my son and I have a siesta with him, to be sure that he goes to sleep. He needs it to grow properly. Then, a trip round Madrid, English class to keep up the level I had when I was playing there, stretching, listen to music, swimming. I do a lot of things to keep my son happy. I also undergo massage sessions and at night I sometimes go into town to have dinner. I go to sleep as early as possible to be in good shape the next day. For me, recovery is essential. When I have free time, I like to travel so as to disconnect from the work environment.”

Solidarity: “It’s true that I try to help others. Jorge Mendes [his agent] also does. It’s something I don’t like to spread. If you do something good, you don’t need to shout about it from the rooftops, but I do try to help others.”

Work: “I know that if I work hard and show a lot of ambition I’ll be the best on the pitch. I’ve always considered myself a professional guy. That’s my culture. I’ve always learned a lot from other players, from Gary Neville or Ryan Giggs at United, from Raúl and Michel Salgado at Madrid and from [Luis] Figo, Rui Costa, Deco and Fernando Couto in the national team. Being a good professional is 70% of being successful as a player.”