El fútbol, el de hoy y el de toda la vida, tiene unos códigos que ni siquiera el rey de Europa puede saltarse a la ligera. No siempre vale todo, por más que se levanten cuatro Champions en cinco años. El peligro es que a su indiscutible cotización se añada el eco de una propaganda atronadora que lleve a la miopía. Por difícil que resulte, el mejor gestor es aquel capaz de leer el éxito entre líneas y anticiparse desde la cumbre a una cruda rodada. En su día lo advirtió Pep Guardiola en el Barça más triunfal: “Si sigo nos haremos daño”. Y no hace tanto lo subrayó el glorioso Zinedine Zidane. Pero su sabio diagnóstico desde la cima sobre los males que se le avecinaban al Real Madrid no esponjó en el máximo rector, como si la celebridad tuviera una sola patente. MÁS INFORMACIÓN FOTOGALERÍA Las imágenes del partido Mourinho se deja querer: “No … [Read more...] about Ni en el Real Madrid vale todo
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Carlo Ancelotti has opened up on the huge argument that led to his departure from Real Madrid . The Italian manager won the Champions League with Real in 2014, but left the club a year later in what club president Floretino Perez described as a "very difficult decision". Now Ancelotti, who is currently in charge at Napoli, has revealed a disagreement about Gareth Bale triggered the deterioration of his relationship with Perez, the Independent reports . He said: “The reason the row with Florentino Perez exploded in Madrid was my substitution of Bale against Valencia. Bale should’ve passed it to Karim Benzema, who would’ve scored in front of an open goal, but instead he took the shot. “I hauled Bale off and the chaos erupted." Referring to Napoli's current goalscoring problems, Ancelotti added: "Perhaps excessive altruism is also a limitation in a striker, as he needs a bit of egotism, but not if it’s over the top. “It seems bad to say this, but if … [Read more...] about Argument about ‘egotistical’ Gareth Bale led to Real Madrid manager’s exit
An agreement has been reached between Luka Modric and Real Madrid to extend his contract until June 30, 2021. By doing so, Los Blancos have ensured that the Ballon d'Or winner will remain at the club until the age of 36 and end any rumours about a potential departure in the summer. Despite the fact that there was much talk of Inter's desire to sign Modric, an exit was not something that ever crossed the player's mind. The Croatian joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2012 under Jose Mourinho, thanks to the personal effort of the coach and the intense and tough negotiations with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. It took him time to adjust to the dynamics of the team but in his second season, he became the shining light for Los Blancos, who have continued betting on him by extending his contract. The Real reference point Last season was without doubt the high point for Modric, as he received all kinds of accolades and recognition internationally along with much praise and awards. Almost … [Read more...] about Luka Modric will renew with Real Madrid until 2021
James Rodriguez: I have everything in Madrid, such as my house and loved ones With James Rodriguez potentially making a comeback to Real Madrid at the end of the season, but is still unclear if he could fit in Santiago Solari's plans. The current Bayern Munich player hinted at a possible Estadio Santiago Bernabeu return, after the game against Liveprool. "In Madrid, I have everything such as my house and people who love me," James said. "I just want to finish the season and we'll see what happens." But, should Solari stay at Los Blancos bench next season, would James fit into his system? 1.He plays in both wings. The Argentine uses Niko Kovac's favoured system, 4-3-3, where the Colombian would take the place of Lucas Vazquez on the right wing, although he could also play at the left hand side. 2. He can play as a midfielder, but it's not his best position. Kovac used him alongside Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara in the midfield, as Carlos Ancelotti and Jupp Heynckes did in the … [Read more...] about Would James have a place in Solari’s Real Madrid?
First face-to-face at Real Madrid after the loss to Girona There is no debate between Vinicius and Bale Before Vinicius Junior's existence was even known at Real Madrid, Lucas Silva was the last great Brazilian hope at Los Blancos when he arrived just before turning 22. Carlo Ancelotti described him as being "the future of the club", but he played just 428 minutes after his 2015 arrival, with just three of those coming as a starter. Loaned to Olympique Marseille the following season, Lucas Silva was expected to acclimatise to life in Europe and the style of play, but a heart problem in 2016 saw him return to Madrid before being loaned back to Cruzeiro in Brazil. How do you feel at Cruzeiro? I left Europe thinking about resuming my career and having more consistency and rhythm in matches. I didn't achieve it in my first season, but last year was very good because I played regularly and I was winning titles. It was a very good year. The most important thing is that I'm back playing … [Read more...] about Lucas Silva: I see myself with the chance of returning to Real Madrid