The hero of the day: Hordur Magnusson
Today's hero of the day is PFC CSKA Icelandic defender who turned 28 years old.
— Hordur, happy birthday! Your Instagram is full of messages from army fans!
— I want to thank the whole team and the fans for congratulations! A birthday is an ordinary day for me, but they made it special. The most valuable thing at such moments, when everything is closed, is communication with people — with relatives, with teammates, with fans. I received an unimaginable number of birthday wishes and videos on social media. There is no way to respond to everyone personally, but I will try to react somehow and thank everyone.
— Did anything unusual happen that day?
— I was woken up early in the morning — my keys from my rented car were needed to go to the supermarket. I gave them and tried to sleep, but after a while there was another knock on my door. I did not want to open the door, then the phone rang, demanding to leave the room immediately. I had to obey. Kostya (Maradishvili) and Petya (a member of the press office) were standing on the doorstep with a cake and a lit candle with the numbers 2 and 8, they told me to make a wish and blow out the candle. Then they pretended that they were going to throw the cake in my face, but, fortunately, nothing happened. It was an ice cream cake, so I risked breaking my nose (laughs).
Then the coaches and the whole team congratulated me in the gym. So the morning was positive (smiles).
— Is 28 years a lot or a little?
— I do not know. I feel much younger. I play football, I was lucky that so far there have been few injuries. I hope it will keep going like this. 28 is just a number, not an age. I look at Mario, who is older than me, but looks very young, and I understand that I should look even younger (smiles).
— Have you already received congratulations from your beloved girl and daughter?
— They sleep a long time in the morning (laughs). And since Iceland is an hour earlier than we are here, we did not get in touch in the morning. But we got in touch via video link right after the afternoon training.
— There were already seafood and ice cream from the birthday guys at this training camp. What will be today?
— Hamburgers (smiles). I talked to the chef and the coaches and they agreed. But the most important thing is to spend the whole day with the team. I do not think this is the time for a big celebration, because we are almost in the season. We will think about what to do in the summer, but we need to have a football reason to celebrate.
— What can you wish yourself?
— Play for PFC CSKA successfully, be useful for the team, win the league. I have won only one trophy in Russia so far, the Super Cup. This is not enough for me at 28, I will try to add something else to it (smiles).