Competition between Baltimore Ravens When Pittsburgh Steelers It was arguably the most intense of the league as a whole for most of the last two decades. Their fierce battle at the grid irons created a symbolic moment in both franchise and war-like atmosphere comparisons. But for Alejandro Villanueva, Ravens’ left tackle who actually went to war as a member of the army, it’s far from the same level.
Villanueva spent the first six years of her career at the Steelers following military service. This Sunday, the former Army Ranger will be wearing a suit on the side of his rival Ravens for the first time. He wasn’t keen to say the least when asked about how it felt when he lined up on the other side of his former employer and teammates in Heinz Field.
“I don’t know. You’ll see when I cross the bridge,” Villanueva said Wednesday.
“I think soccer games are mostly autopilot. Often they say,” You’ll play harder or easier. ” No, no matter who you play against, the Lions, or the best NFL teams, you’ll get the most out of your abilities. As a player, I personally think you are always trying to do your best. It’s not like you’re trying to reinvent yourself for the game. If not, what have you been doing in the last few games? “
He doesn’t make much use of the game itself, but Villanueva admits that he’ll get some into his feelings and sentiment about returning to the city where some of the greatest moments and best memories of his life happened. I did.
“There is a really emotional element to returning to Pittsburgh,” said Villanueva. “It’s the city I’ve lived in for the longest time in my life. I had all four kids there. I went to school in Pittsburgh.”
Villanueva further downplayed the division’s rivals by suggesting that they would be more hyped and inferior by the media compared to the size of one of the world’s toughest football rivals.
“I’m from a country where there is a true rivalry between the two giants. real Madrid “Barcelona,” he said. “For me, it’s a rivalry. It’s a race to tear the country.
“This is two great teams that happen to play each other from the towns they work in, usually in the cold, twice a year. So, if you want, everyone wants to be the most” blue-collar “. increase. Brazilian players from Real Madrid and Barcelona have always seen them completely ignoring everything else associated with their rivals. I feel that way. “
Neither team has been doing their best lately.Ravens could find a way to keep winning and won two straight wins, but the Steelers Cincinnati Bengals And a week ago, I was tied to the unvictorious Lions. Despite standing at the top of AFC North and ranked number one overall in the conference, Ravens still pays the utmost respect to their archives and does not downplay them.
“We are against very good football teams and against the amazing defenses I know are prepared to maximize their abilities,” said Villanueva. .. “”[It’s] It’s a very good defense that we know very well, and it motivates us to prepare harder, practice harder and fight against this very good team. “
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Alejandro Villanueva downplays in the face of the Steelers, but will be emotional when he returns to Pittsburgh
https://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/2021/12/3/22814375/alejandro-villanueva-downplays-facing-steelers-but-will-be-emotional-in-his-return-to-pittsburgh Alejandro Villanueva downplays in the face of the Steelers, but will be emotional when he returns to Pittsburgh