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Raul farewell speech

July 27th, 2010 No comments

phpX6XQOQ“Before I begin I would like to thank everyone in attendance, and thank you to the president for his kind words. I love football more than anything, and to play for Real Madrid is the best dream I can think of. I feel like a footballer, and I want to continue doing so as long as time and my body permit.”

“Throughout the years I have always tried to stay true to the values of Real Madrid. Today more than ever before I want everyone to know that I tried to give my very best in every play, every dribble, every shot and every gesture on the pitch. That is what Real Madrid is to me, and that is why the word surrender never existed in my head.”

“Today is a very emotional day. Today is a day of powerful feelings. Today is a day that cannot do without my gratitude and thanks. It is impossible to name each and every person who over this time have stood by me and helped me. Read more…

Mourinho Set to Become Coach at Real Madrid

May 28th, 2010 No comments

php7QAoMFJose Mourinho is set to coach Real Madrid  in a deal between European soccer powers, leaving Inter Milan  less than a week after guiding the Italian club to the Champions League title.

The agreement was announced after a meeting in Milan between Madrid president Florentino Perez and Inter counterpart Massimo Moratti. Madrid will pay $19 million in two installments, the Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said.

Real Madrid said Mourinho will be introduced Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. He replaces Manuel Pelligrini, who was fired Wednesday.

Mourinho confirmed he wanted to join Madrid after Inter beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Spanish capital last Saturday to win the Champions League.

In two years with Inter, Mourinho led the club to two league titles, one Italian cup and its first European Cup since 1965. Before that, he led Chelsea to two Premier League titles. He also won the Champions League with FC Porto of Portugal in 2004.

Mourinho is a defensive-minded coach and questions have been raised over how he will blend the attacking talents of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema.

”We have to know what we have and apply it in the best possible way to create damage,” Mourinho told the Spanish daily AS. ”Madrid has Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka who are very good on one-on-ones. We have to find a style of play that allows them to do that. The principles of play depend on the players you have.”

Madrid has won nine European Cups but its last Champions League triumph came in 2002. Last summer, Madrid spent large sums on Ronaldo, Kaka and Benzema but failed to progress past the first knockout round of the Champions League.

”I think Madrid have signed me because they know that they can demand aims in the short term, but that I am also capable of leaving a base for the future,” Mourinho said. Read more…

Mourinho : I will coach Real Madrid

May 13th, 2010 No comments

phpMclkPOJose Mourinho has fuelled speculation he will move to Real Madrid this summer
by admitting he will coach the Spanish giants ’sooner or later’.

Former Chelsea boss Mourinho is currently preparing his Inter Milan side for this weekend’s Serie A climax where they go into the final round of fixtures two points clear of Roma.

Then comes the Champions League final, in Madrid, against Bayern Munich on May 22.

Recent reports have suggested the Bayern clash will be Mourinho’s last on the Inter bench before he switches to Madrid and he was doing little to quell the rumours in an interview with Panorama magazine published on Friday.

He said: ‘What they write about me having one foot in Madrid and one in Milan is false.

‘(But) Sooner or later I will coach Real Madrid. I coached a big team in England, I am coaching a big team in Italy, and then I will coach a big team in Spain.’

Mourinho has already led Inter to the Coppa Italia this season and is closing in on a treble. Read more…

Its Messi again!!–Real madrid 0-2 Barcelona

April 11th, 2010 No comments

phpfC01u3Barca took a massive step towards retaining their league title with a 0-2 win over Madrid at the Bernabeu tonight. Goals from Messi and Pedro saw off the challenge from Madrid and left Barca three points ahead at the top of the table.

Xavi Hernandez set up Leo Messi to open the scoring just past the half hour mark and then split open the Madrid defence to release Pedro to wrap up the game on 56 minutes. Madrid had their chances too, but Victor Valdes was at his best to keep out Van der Vaart, Ronaldo and Marcelo with another excellent performance.

The team maybe didn’t reach the heights of last season’s 2-6 demolition, but their efficiency in front of goal, an inspired Xavi and a solid Victor Valdes inflicted the first home defeat of the season on Madrid and ensured the three points that put them in the driving seat for another league title, with a three point lead and just 7 games left to play. Read more…

Jose Mourinho link to Real Madrid

March 25th, 2010 No comments

php3xZXauJose Mourinho is reportedly seeking a staggering £10million a year after tax before he even thinks about sitting in the Real Madrid hot seat.

His take-home pay at Inter Milan is currently about £8m, making him the best-paid coach in the world, but he is apparently looking for another hefty pay rise to tempt him away from the San Siro.

Mourinho, a former Barcelona coach, would fancy the challenge of winning the league title in yet another league, but he is likely to seek a return to England once his Italian adventure comes to an end.

If the 47-year-old can lead Inter to Champions League glory and his second straight Scudetto, he may feel the time is right to seek a new challenge.

Reports in Spain suggest Mourinho is the No 1 target to replace beleaguered Manuel Pellegrini, who was not president Florentino Perez’s first choice and has disappointed with an early exit in the Champions League and Spanish Cup.

Pellegrini is considered under serious pressure, despite Madrid sitting top of La Liga, showing just how difficult the job is in Madrid. Read more…

Real Madrid 1-1 Lyon

March 11th, 2010 No comments

phpR3JtSWTHE European dream is over for Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon.

The Portugal superstar opened the scoring on six minutes to level the tie but Miralem Pjanic struck on 76 minutes to dump out the Galacticos 2-1 on aggregate.

The most expensive team in football history could not find an answer to Lyon’s comeback.

The £62million playmaker Kaka said: “This is a massive disappointment. It’s a very sad day for all of us. We lose as a team and not just as individuals.”

But the furious Brazilian was not finished and used Twitter to launch an astonishing attack on his boss Manuel Pellegrini after being substituted.

He Tweeted: “He’s a coward manager who changed a player to hide his own incompetence.”

Pellegrini insists he will not stand down as the inquest begins. Read more…

Lyon 1-0 Real Madrid

February 17th, 2010 No comments

phpvukQA4Following a scoreless first half that saw Lyon make most of the running and also hit the woodwork, Makoun struck what would prove to be the only goal of the game two minutes after the break with a stunning 25-yard effort.

Jean Makoun’s brilliant second-half strike gave Lyon a deserved lead to take into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Real Madrid.

That goal consigned Madrid to their third successive defeat at the Stade Gerland, and the Spanish giants – whose Bernabeu stadium is the venue for this year’s final – have work to do if they are avoid being dumped out at the last-16 stage for the sixth successive campaign.

An impressive Lyon side enjoyed plenty of possession in the first half and were not slow to try their luck when the opportunity presented itself. Read more…

Zidane : I will be Real Madrid’s manager

January 14th, 2010 No comments

php6dcXqKReal Madrid midfielder former Zinedine Zidane hopes someday to become a coach Real Madrid. Zidane also admire Cristiano Ronaldo in the team.

Zidane is currently working as an advisor for the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
“It was great working with Florentino Perez, who want to make another history for the team,” Zidane said to the media China, Iznews.

“Right now I am learning and Florentino gives the freedom to study all aspects of Madrid. My dream, one day, became manager of the club,” added the former world’s most expensive player.

Zidane also praise to Ronaldo, who succeeded him as the world’s most expensive player. Beginning this season, Ronaldo also set a record in Madrid with goals that always creates the initial four La Liga matches.

“He impressed me as a player and I was surprised he was to adapt quickly in the Spanish League,” said Zidane, Zidane’s nickname.

“I feel he’s a special player because of his belief, he influenced the team. Almost unbelievable that Ronaldo could have sthis at his age,” he continued.

Like Zidane, Ronaldo was once a world player. The difference, Ronaldo has never world champion, while Zidane has menyabetnya in 1998.

Wenger complaining Barca and Real madrid

January 10th, 2010 No comments

phpPIHEJQArsenal coach, Arsene Wenger, wrote a letter to Barcelona and Real Madrid, asking them not to flatter Cesc Fabregas or other players through the media. According to him, if they interest to members of his team, they can do a more professional approach.

Since the end of last season, Barcelona and Real Madrid have shown great interest to Fabregas. At that time, Wenger has confirmed, Fabregas is not on the list sell for any price. Fabregas himself has expressed no interest in leaving Arsenal.

Rejection does not make the Spanish giant’s forget it. In this second transfer window, they again stated that they are still interested to Fabregas. In fact, Madrid is also interested to confess Bacary Sagna, who has also declined.

Wenger feels, both approaches focus and damage the team consolidation. According to him, the difference of political culture and Spanish football in England should not be an excuse to damage the club’s other teams.

“We are writing them. If one day we want to sell a player and they are interested, they can call us. They do not have to complain to the newspapers. They did not respond (the letter),” Wenger said. Read more…

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