Tags: Real Madrid

Guardiola: Premier League title race similar to Barca-Madrid battles

The manager said that in both instances, the pressure is on to win nearly every game. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the Premier League title race is similar to what he experienced when battling Real Madrid with Barcelona in La Liga. Guardiola won three league titles in four seasons at Barca, holding off Madrid on each occasion before the capital club clinched…

Marcelo: Real Madrid miss ‘best in the world’ Ronaldo

The fullback said that his side still have world-class players at every position, even without the Portuguese superstar. Real Madrid full-back Marcelo admitted the La Liga giants miss Cristiano Ronaldo, but said that should be expected. After nine prolific seasons with Madrid, Ronaldo left the club in July, joining Serie A champions Juventus. ‘The Wembley pitch was s***!’ – Van…

Isco a ticking time bomb heading for explosive Real Madrid exit

The Champions League winners would like to keep the Spaniard but will be forced to look at a sale if the situation continues to deteriorate Isco’s situation at Real Madrid is a ticking time bomb and the reigning European champions may be forced to sell the attacking midfielder if things do not change,Goal understands. The talented Spain…

‘I must take responsibility’ – Solari

The Real Madrid boss admitted his side were outplayed in their shock 3-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League Santiago Solari has taken responsibility for Real Madrid’s home defeat to CSKA Moscow after fielding an inexperienced team in their final Group G match. Madrid fell to their heaviest ever Champions League defeat at the…

Bale finally breaks longest ever Liga drought with Huesca winner

The Wales international volleyed in brilliantly to put Santiago Solari’s side 1-0 up within the first ten minutes of their latest league clash. Gareth Bale ended an 802-minute wait for a goal in La Liga with a first half strike to secure victory for Real Madrid against Huesca on Sunday. The former Spurs man arrived at the back post to volley…

‘He caused unbearable Clasico tension’ – Iniesta says Mourinho had a negative impact on Spanish football

The Catalan legend played in Pep Guardiola’s team and claims the international side suffered while the Portuguese boss was in the Madrid hot seat Former Barcelona midfielder Andreas Iniesta has claimed Jose Mourinho created an unbearable atmosphere between Barca and Real Madrid players when he was in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu. Iniesta called time…

Iniesta doubts ‘difficult’ Barcelona return for Neymar

A Camp Nou legend is not expecting to see the Brazilian head back to Catalunya, but concedes that he could secure a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu Andres Iniesta admits a reunion with Barcelona would be “difficult” for Neymar and claims a switch to Real Madrid “wouldn’t hurt” those at Camp Nou. The Brazil international…

Conte responds to Ramos: A coach expects respect

The former Chelsea manager has offered his view amid suggestions the Real Madrid defender would not be keen on the Italian’s approach Antonio Conte has hit back at Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, insisting that respect must be given to managers from their first day at a new club. The Italian is currently without a…

Solari: Real Madrid will not rush ‘special’ Isco back to action

The interim boss said his side’s Spanish playmaker would not be rushed back to action as he recovers from appendicitis. Real Madrid caretaker coach Santiago Solari labelled Isco “special”, but said he was unwilling to rush the midfielder back into the fold before he reached peak fitness. Isco, 26, underwent an operation to treat appendicitis…

‘Manchester United did nothing to deserve victory’ – Ronaldo

Two late goals saw Jose Mourinho’s side come from behind to inflict Juventus’ first defeat of the season on Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldo claims former side Manchester United “did nothing to deserve” their shock 2-1 win over Juventus in Turin on Wednesday. A stunning volley from Ronaldo looked to have won a key Champions League clash for…

‘Get well soon Milan’ – Ramos

The Real Madrid captain has apologised after again being at the centre of a controversial incident in the Champions League Sergio Ramos has apologised to Milan Havel after he left the Viktoria Plzen winger with a bloodied nose during Real Madrid’s 5-0 Champions League victory on Wednesday. Karim Benzema scored twice in the rout, further…

‘Lopetegui the best coach I’ve ever had’ – Carvajal

The Spain full-back has been eager to praise his former manager, who was recently axed by Los Blancos after a disappointing run of form. Julen Lopetegui was unlucky at Real Madrid and should still be seen as one of the best coaches in the world, according to Los Blancos right-back Dani Carvajal. The Spanish full-back…

Conte has been warned: Ramos rules the Real Madrid dressing room

The Blancos captain is, contrary to popular opinion, prepared to compromise off the field but it is better to be on his side than against him Towards the end of Julen Lopetegui’s ill-fated Real Madrid reign, club captain Sergio Ramos was asked if his vocal support for the under-fire coach might save him from the…

Luis Suarez bemoans over-confidence

The Uruguayan striker was relieved to beat Rayo Vallecano, even if it was far closer than last weekend’s win over Real Madrid. Luis Suarez admitted that he would understand if Ernesto Valverde was angry with Barcelona after the La Liga champions left it late to snatch a 3-2 victory against Rayo Vallecano. The Uruguay international…

Pochettino: Real Madrid interest made Spurs stronger

Amid continued interest from Los Blancos, the Spurs manager believes his relationship with his players is now stronger Mauricio Pochettino has playfully responded to reports of approaches from Real Madrid, believing it will help his current status at Tottenham. The Argentine manager was quick to play down reports of continued offers following Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal,…

‘Ramos makes more mistakes than me’ – Lovren

The Croatian centre-back has said that the credit his Spanish rival receives isn’t in line his own beliefs Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has taken another swipe at Sergio Ramos, claiming the Real Madrid defender makes more mistakes than him. The Croatia international has also doubled-down on his assertion that he is one of the best…

Year of transition doesn’t exist for Real Madrid

The Merengue have struggled to adapt to life without Zidane, but Valverde recognises they could still be challenging for honours Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde sees no reason why Real Madrid should expect a year of transition after sacking Julen Lopetegui. The former Spain head coach was dismissed on Monday in the wake of the 5-1…

Neymar inspired by ‘monster’ Ronaldo and ‘idol’ Messi

The Brazilian believes his former team-mate is one of the greatest players of all time, while he has also learned from Juventus’ star Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has a deep admiration for former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and Ronaldo have staged a long-running battle for top billing in world football with…

Sacked Lopetegui thankful for Real Madrid ‘opportunity’

The former Spain boss was dismissed in the wake of the 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou. Julen Lopetegui has paid tribute to the Real Madrid fans in the wake of his dismissal as manager on Monday. The 52-year-old was officially dismissed following the 5-1 Clasico demolition at the hands of Barcelona…

Real Madrid sack Lopetegui after Clasico humiliation with Conte set to take over

The Spanish manager has left Santiago Bernabeu following a 5-1 defeat for Los Blancos against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday. Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by Real Madrid after a terrible start to the 2018-19 season culminated in a shocking loss against their arch-rivals, Barcelona, this weekend. Barca were good value for their victory, even…

‘I was no longer indispensable’ – Ronaldo reveals why he left Real Madrid

The Portuguese striker claims he wasn’t valued as highly by the club during his final few seasons at Santiago Bernabeu, which led to his departure Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he left Real Madrid over the summer because his position at the club had changed significantly. The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions for €100…