Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos talked to his fans through an Instagram Live and shared his favorite moments and his thoughts about his career in the club. Roberto Carlos was a key player in Madrid’s seventh, eighth and ninth Champions League titles and arguably one of the best left-backs of all time.
“We played so well in the Final against Juventus for La Septima. Juve had many chances to score but we still won 1-0, we won that game not only with our quality but also with our motivation, we wanted it more. I will never forget that night, we went to Cibeles after the game and the streets were full and packed with Real Madrid fans singing and celebrating. If I were to pick one, that would be my favorite memory of my years in Real Madrid,” said the Brazilian legend.
Roberto Carlos also talked about the Galactico years, when Madrid united players like Zidane, Ronaldo, Figo, Beckham or Raul in the same team.
“You got to the dressing room, you looked around and you saw a Ballon D’Or winner, the best Spanish player, the leading scorer or the world’s best goalkeeper. Being part of that atmosphere was very special. Sometimes I thought to myself “look at what you’ve accomplished,” revealed Roberto Carlos.
His last game as a Real Madrid player was the win against Mallorca which clinched La Liga title for Madrid in 2007.
“My last game was on June 17th 2007. We hosted Mallorca on the last game of the season and we were even on points with Barcelona, who were facing Gimnastic. If we both won our games, we kept the title. We started losing 0-1 early but managed to come back in the second half and won 3-1. An amazing win,” he said.
Roberto Carlos also had some words to say about former president Lorenzo Sanz, who passed away this month.
“He’s the man who signed me and brought me to the club. Just thinking about him makes me smile. He was a president but he was a fan more than anything. He lived for Real Madrid. When we drew or lose a game, he let us stay calm, but when we won anything he was the first person to give us a hug. He was like a father to all of us. I never called him Lorenzo Sanz and I tried to. To me, he was always Presi or President,” concluded Roberto Carlos.