While watching the match this past Sunday between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid I could not help but feel glee when I saw Atletico come back by 2 goals. But of course my dad had to ask me about Ronaldo and I simply said he has been ok, so to show me Ronaldo then proceeded to score a few minutes later. I could not help but feel that sinking feeling in my stomach watching the Real Madrid players celebrate and watching the Atletico players look so disappointed. It wasn’t just because I don’t like Real Madrid, it was because I genuinely wanted Atletico to win for their own gain.
Don’t get me wrong, I am still a die hard Barca fan and I want us to win but I’d be lying if I said I only want us to win. It has to be mentioned that this season has proven to be quite entertaining. Right now La Liga is between 3 teams and honestly it’s anyone’s title to take. I think the part of me that wants Atletico to win is because it will be such a nice change and I’m hoping it might inspire a change in the league. For the league to be not just between 2 teams but now maybe possibly 3 and hopefully that could increase in the future.
We’ve seen how much fun EPL has been this season (especially for us united fans, oh the joy.) Especially at the start of the season, you didn’t know which team was really going to end up on top.
I think there is something about the underdog winning that everyone loves. It’s that hard work and passion can win you something, not just money and manipulation. Given that Barcelona has been the underdog for quite some time but in recent times, they are considered far from underdogs (unless you only look at our defence).
I just feel Atletico has worked so hard and if we can’t win it, then why not let a team who has worked hard win it?
Plus who would you really prefer to see holding that trophy? Ronaldo and the gang or Atletico?