"The reason for the kiss was a bit conditioned by what happened in Africa, for the criticism from the international press that Spain lost the first game against Switzerland because of me. It was too much for me. It was my first World Cup and I was only concentrating on my job. It’s hard to see yourself on the cover of The Times with the words “the one to blame.” Because I had made the goalkeeper lose his concentration. People at times forget that we’re people. We have families, we have friends and we have respect for ourselves."
- Sara Carbonero about “world cup kiss” (via carbonillas-family)