WHEN Real Madrid welcome Spurs to Spain next week in the Champions League, two Spanish internationals are relishing the opportunity to take on their footballing hero – Peter Crouch.
During last summer’s World Cup, Alvaro Arbeloa and Raul Albiol discovered that the lofty England striker was a sensation on their Playstation.
The teammates used to pair up as England to play Sergio Ramos and JesÃºs Navas as Spain – and even bought their own replica shirts of Crouch and Gerrard.
Arbeloa said: “During the World Cup we were on the PlayStation constantly
“They were Spain, we were England and it got pretty intense.
“We always put Crouch up front – and he scored loads.
“We bought ourselves England shirts. You’d be there in the Spain hotel and there were two guys in white, ‘Gerrard’ and ‘Crouch’ on the back.”