Can’t believe it’s not even 8am and I’m already blogging. I haven’t been posting for the last couple of days, so when I woke up this morning I felt bad. Took the computer, made breakfast and went outside by the pool and started typing. It’s been crazy hot, so it was already 28 degrees! But again, it proves how much I love blogging and posting about my daily life. Wouldn’t have thought that a few months back, but I love working for United Bloggers, and especially with my wife.
A lot has happened last few days. As all of you read in my last post, Steven Gerrard played his last home game. So sad and very disappointing that he didn’t get the win he deserved. We played Saturday our last home game of the season. A win could have given us the title depending on the other result. It was an unbelievable atmosphere at the game. The other game went our way, but we only got the draw. It was not the result we wanted, but it was important not to lose as they would have passed us.
We are now 3 points clear with one game to go. But before that we have the Cup final tomorrow!! This is why I play football, to have the chance to win trophies. It doesn’t always go your way, but we all know that we have a big chance to take the double. It will be a very tough game tomorrow, but if we play like we know we can, we have a very good chance of winning. But we all know, Cup is Cup. In the last League game we only need a draw to win the league, but i can guarantee you that we are going 100% for the win! I can feel it on my body. Normally the body should be tired after a long season, but when you are fighting for titles something is happening with the energy level. I love it!
As you can all understand it’s a very big and important week for me and the team. This is why I came to APOEL and Cyprus, to have the chance to fight for trophies. I am grateful for this and will do everything I possibly can for my team and fans. Everybody connected to this great club is doing everything they can, and it’s a great buzz around the club before these 2 games.
The furniture has left Cyprus. Everything we want for our new apartment from the house in Cyprus was taken into a container and is heading for Norway. I know Louise can’t wait to get it all done. Last night Louise and my amazing mother in law left for Norway. They took the dogs with them. Must admit it’s very lonely here without my wife and the dogs. But this means I will now just prepare for the last 2 games in my own mind. Louise knows how I am when it comes to big games. I can be very quiet, not talk a lot, do my own thing and maybe look a little bit angry. So I can understand why they left now, haha;) But yesterday my great friend Dan “The Man” came to support me and watch the Final. He has been there since I started my professional life, so I know he is excited for this game and that he will do what he does best, get me in a good mood. Will be nice to have him here with me, but most of all I’m glad he can see the final, he loves it and truly deserves it.
Wishing everybody a great day, and don’t forget to follow me on Snapchat: Riise3.