I had wanted to tackle this Real Madrid legend for some time. Finding such an iconic nickname to work with I couldn’t wait to get started.
However, after a while it became clear that the ideas I was jotting down weren’t quite doing the man justice. I spent weeks with various half formed ideas rattling around in my head but no end product.
I knew the piece needed a ‘victim’ to be the focal point, but it was only when I stopped focussing on defenders and goalkeepers and instead looked at the ball itself that things finally fell into place.