If it was possible for the Football Transfer Tavern to adopt a player, he’d be the one, without hesitation, I’d go for.
Okay, I appreciate the above statement is a bit weird but honestly, everyone, and I mean everyone, in the tavern just loves the Chelsea maestro and just can’t get enough of him.
In the week, we were screening the Arsenal versus Chelsea game in the Capital One Cup and throughout the night, I found myself forgetting I was at work and just standing there, spellbound, watching Mata’s performance at the Emirates Stadium (admittedly, my landlord did threaten to sack me as it kept meaning a queue would form).
Anyway, there is a reason for this Juan Mata ‘love-in’ and it is because earlier in the day, we had a parking attendant pop in asking who owned the red Fiat 500 parked out front (a Spurs fan darted for the front door). I got chatting to this attendant, who proved to me that no one can help but love Mata (excluding Jose Mourinho).
Here’s what he showed me.
P.S Juan, if you are reading this, your drinks in the tavern will always be ‘on the house’.
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