Video: Barcelona try to overcome Ibrahim Afellay language barrier
This fantastic spoof poke fun at the genuine problems Barcelona’s Spanish and Catalan-speaking players appear to be experiencing when trying to give instructions to new boy Ibrahim Afellay.
The full script, including English and Spanish bits, goes a bit like this:
Valdes: When you are close to me, you, you, you pass the ball to me.
Valdes (to Mascherano): Tell him to pass me the ball when he’s close to me and not to mess up… You know where i am.
Mascherano: When you get the ball from them and get close to the area you pass the ball to him.
Valdes to Iniesta: Man, my English really scares me. I don´t know, but since I started eating in McDonalds I’m learning to speak English very well.
Pique: Valdes, Valdes, Shakira has a sister that wants to meet you.
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