Professional players aren’t that different to you and me deep down.
Sure, they may be infinitely more talented and have one or two more mansions but while they’re actually playing, they sound just like your average Sunday League player.
The superb YouTube channel El Dia Despues has uploaded a unique video of Barcelona’s win over Las Palmas at the weekend.
There was an eerie atmosphere but the lack of crowd noise meant that the media inside the ground picked up pretty much everything the players said throughout the game.
Here it is with helpful subtitles…
Here is is without the subtitles if your Spanish is better than GCSE standard…
Highlights include Luis Suarez reprimanding himself after missing a good chance…
Although the shirt-ripping was a bit unnecessary.
How about Gerard Pique’s reasoning when trying to convince the officials to award Barcelona a corner?
But our favourite moment came when Ernesto Valverde felt the camera was too close to his one-on-one conversation with Ivan Rakitic…
There’s also something eternally satisfying about the sound of Lionel Messi striking his free-kick as well.
A genuinely fascinating and reassuring peek behind the curtain of top level football.
“F***ing hell, Luis!”
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