Sara Carbonero is going to the work at the World Cup, and she is leaving her newborn son back home.
A TV journalist for Spanish media company Mediaset, Carbonero made headlines during the 2010 World Cup after her then boyfriend and Spain team captain Iker Casillas kissed her towards the end of her interview with him.
“In this case, I’ll leave Martin here, especially at the beginning,” she told Elmundo. “I’m going to work and it’s one the things I have to organize before move forward.”
“But I’m going to work, as I have done the past five years with my colleagues, and everything will be exactly the same. Martin will be perfectly taken care of.”
Carbonero also gave her assessment of the Spanish team.
“It’s going to be difficult, but the Spanish players have always retained their quality, and it keeps giving us positive results, so this year, I hope it’s the same.”
“I’ve got a good feeling,” she added.
Carbonero has also predicted that Spain will go on to win the tournament, or at the very least, finish as finalists.
But whether she brings her four-month-old son Martin to the finals is another issue.
“You definitely have to celebrate it,” she said. “We’ll see how it goes. I have no idea what I will be doing beyond July 14.”
See an Associated Press report below.
Germany Coach Thinks Spain Still as Strong
PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew believes defending World Cup champion Spain still has what it takes to win the title.
Loew told reporters at his first news conference since Germany’s arrival in Brazil that Spain is “not past its prime.”
Loew pointed out Thursday that Spain had two clubs in the Champions League final and one in the Europa League final and that it has won its last three tournaments — two European championships and one World Cup.
No European team has even won the World Cup in South America and no team has repeated as champion in 52 years, since Brazil’s 1962 title.
But Loew says “Spain is still hungry to achieve the impossible” and has players who have been “playing at the highest level for a long time.”