07 January 2011
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Real Madrid players were visited by NFL Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, who is a follower of the team and played football as a child. Ochocinco is a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and was introduced to the squad by coach Jose Mourinho.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Ochocinco are friends, and the Portuguese player was one of the first to greet the NFL receiver. Kaka, Xabi Alonso, Pepe, Albiol and Jose Mourinho greeted him in the VIP Room before training started and showed him the pitch. The coach also jokingly suggested Ochocinco should train with the team.
After visiting the dressing room, Ochocinco went to the pitch to meet the entire squad, with whom he posed in a photo.
"I follow Real Madrid, so it is an incredible experience to be here and meet the players," sayd the NFL star, "I greatly admire Cristiano. He is very fast, but not as fast as I am (laughs). I would love to race him."