Sara Carbonero Showing Great Yoko Ono PotentialBy: The Offside | September 21st, 2010
If we’re to go on recent times, the current title-holder as football’s Yoko Ono must be one Kristen Pazik, the wife of Andriy Shevchenko who torpedoed the man’s career with one seemingly innocuous request: ‘let’s go to England, honey’.
But no one in the football world currently holds more Yoko potential than Spain’s very own Sara Carbonero, whose dual employment as media personality and jewel of Iker Casillas‘ eye creates something of a slightly worrying overlap.
That promise is turning into production.
Even if this amounts to little or nothing at the very core, the potential for a nuclear implosion at Real as she unleashes Iker’s pillow talk on the listening masses is certainly ever present, and we have evidence enough she likes to be seen as professional in the public eye.
“Ronaldo has always been like that, selfish and an individualist on the pitch and Real Madrid signed him like that,” Carbonero, a sports journalist, told popular daytime chat show “Ana Rosa” on Telecinco, the private television station she works for.
“The only problem is that he was bought for 96 million euros so when he does things wrong, he can’t be forgiven.”
Some reports have suggested Ronaldo has personal problems, but Carbonero denied this: “Nothing is happening to him, he is not depressed, he has not consulted a psychologist as has been said in recent days.”
She’s neither the first nor the last person to call Cristiano selfish, and there’s every chance it’s just about the nicest thing he’s heard today. The slightly worrying bit is that last part, where she apparently has knowledge of his state of mind. She is a journalist and could get her information as most overweight, greasy media types do, which doesn’t involve sleeping with the players, but the math is too easy not to make assumptions.
Pillow talk, or even the perception, is dangerous – for Real Madrid anyway. For the rest of the world it’s the opportunity to sit back and watch a soap opera blossom on the stage before us.