CHRISTMAS WITH FEDERICO FERNANDEZ!

Newcastle's defensive rock Federico Fernandez shares his Christmas favourites!

What do you want for Christmas ?

Federico says:As many points as possible! We have lots of games and it’s an important part of the season. What I really want, though, is good health for my family and friends. I won’t get much chance to see them over Christmas because I am so busy with the games, but the most important thing for me is that they are well and enjoying themselves.”

What do you want for Christmas ?

Federico says:As many points as possible! We have lots of games and it’s an important part of the season. What I really want, though, is good health for my family and friends. I won’t get much chance to see them over Christmas because I am so busy with the games, but the most important thing for me is that they are well and enjoying themselves.”

Argentinian steak

What's your favourite Christmas food?

Federico says: “I am going to say steak, which is traditional in Argentina but maybe not so much in England at Christmas. It will be good weather in Argentina and they don’t eat until late at night, maybe 10pm and always outside. I will have to find a good steak in Newcastle and cook that at home, but I will eat it indoors!”

What's your least favourite Christmas food?

Federico says: “My answer is going to be different to what everybody else says… I like everything but my least favourite Christmas food is turkey because I would always prefer to have steak! I do enjoy all of the Christmas food though.”

Christmas turkey
Home Alone 2 Joe Pesci, Macauley Culkin

What's the best film to watch on Christmas Day?

Federico says: “I love the Home Alone films and have watched them many times at Christmas with my family. They are all really funny and get you thinking about Christmas. I love the part where Kevin is in Central Park and all the fireworks are going off, they are brilliant films.

Best Christmas song?

Federico says: “I don’t know too many English Christmas songs to be honest, but I have to admit I like Michael Buble’s Christmas songs. I’ve heard a few of his that I think are quite good, so I will just say Michael Buble. I don’t think we will be playing his songs in the dressing room though!”

Michael Buble pointing in front of a big Christmas tree
Lionel Messi and Federico Fernandez

Name one celebrity, footballer and cartoon character you would invite for Christmas?

Federico says: “My wife likes the Kardashians so maybe I would invite one of them to meet her. I would invite Mickey Mouse for my daughter – she loves Mickey and he could keep her entertained. I would then invite Lionel Messi – we have played together for Argentina and it would be great to catch up with him and talk about football. We would have a barbeque together and cook some steak!”

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