Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has refused to rule out a move to Spanish giant Real Madrid.
The player has even revealed a link to his family, fuelling speculation that a move could happen next summer. The African star added that he would not be very disappointed if the move does not finally happen.
“Real has a close connection with my family. The media is doing too much. It’s a childhood dream. But, as I always said, I play at Dortmund and I’m glad to be here and it’s really good for me.
“And I don’t even know if Madrid really wants me. If Real comes one day, then that’s good. Otherwise, life goes on. This is not a problem,” Aubameyang reportedly told beIN Sports.
Also, the player confirmed that French giant Paris St Germain have been in contact with him. Continue reading AUBAMEYANG REVEALS MADRID’S CONNECTION WITH FAMILY
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale said that the team would have to improve in both attack and defence after their disappointing result against Legia Warsaw in a Group F Champions League encounter.
The forward scored the match opener in the first minute and Karim Benzema got the second. Madrid seemed set for maximum points. Madrid had thumped the side 5-1 earlier in Spain, and Borussia Dortmund had defeated the same side 6-0. However, the Polish side scored three goals to make it 3-2.
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, Miroslav Radovic and Thibault Moulin were the players that recorded their names on the goal sheet. Mateo Kovacic got the equalizer for the Spanish side; else, it would have been a bad result for Madrid.
“We need to be better defensively, and more clinical with the chances we create,” Bale said. “We just need to learn from the mistakes we made. We must take the positives, learn from this and be stronger from it,” Bale said to BeIn Sports after the game.
The home team did not have their fans cheering them to victory as incidents involving the team’s ultras ensured their prohibition. Just the fans of the La Liga side were on the pitch, and it was a small contingent.
“It was a strange game, especially with the stadium. That’s no excuse, though. We’re not happy with the result, we need to learn from this and bounce back stronger,” Bale added.
Continue reading BALE: REAL MADRID MUST IMPROVE
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says that the Spanish club would not have signed Cristiano Ronaldo had it not been for him. It is widely believed that Calderon was the president who struck the £ 80 million deal to sign Ronaldo from Manchester United in 2009.
However, he was ousted from the presidency just before the transfer was completed. Ronaldo has since become a major hit at Madrid and the price for signing the Portuguese star has gone to current president Florentino Perez. Calderon reckons that Perez did not fancy signing Ronaldo for this world record transfer fee.
Calderon has recalled the events that could have almost resulted in Ronaldo staying at Manchester United. The 29-year-old recently picked up the European Golden Shoe award, while he is the favorite to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award.
He has almost single- handedly helped the club win the Champions League – the 10th European title for Madrid. Calderon may not have much influence on Madrid these days, but he appears keen on returning back to the presidency. It would be difficult as Madrid have won the European trophy during Perez’ reign. It is likely to give a huge boost to Perez’ bid for the next term.
“When Florentino became president and came to the club, he wanted to break (negotiations). He thought it was very expensive. He knew he was a good player but thought he wasn’t worth that amount of money. That was a problem he had at the beginning with Cristiano, who knew that.
They said ‘we are not selling Cristiano, we don’t want him to go’ which is normal. But the player wanted to leave. We were negotiating for two years. Ferguson is obsessed with Real Madrid, he doesn’t like us very much,” said Calderon. Ronaldo is the top scorer in the Spanish league by some distance.
Mariano Rajoy, the Prime Minister of Spain, backed Portugal and Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or trophy. The Spanish Prime Minister, who is a staunch supporter of Real Madrid, stated that the 28 year old Portugal captain deserved the award. However, he also praised Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
According to reports, Mariano Rajoy said the public radio hat he is a Real Madrid supporter and he has always been one. If he had to cast a vote, he would have voted for Ronaldo. Not just that, he told that Ronaldo is coming out as the favorite player to snatch Ballon d’Or this year.
On Tuesday, Ronaldo scored season’s his 5th hat-trick as they defeated Sweden to guarantee a place in the Brazil World Cup next year. The Spanish leader told that he scored 3 goals in Sweden. And according to him, he is in impressive form. He is a footballer who gives everything on the ground, someone who makes an allout effort.
The Portuguese’s chances to get Ballon dOr appeared to rise further when the world football governing body FIFA announced a 2 week extension to voting deadline. The date now goes to 29th November, suggesting a weak turnout, and letting participants to alter ballots already cast.
On the other hand, Catalan papers, which back Barcelona, criticized FIFA decision. The decision by FIFA came as Ronaldo goes top form and Messi being sidelined for 8 weeks with an injured hamstring muscle.
Even with his well renowned ego, Cristiano Ronaldo would probably admit himself that he has not been able to replicate his club form on the international scene at the major tournaments. However, that appears to have all changed, as the Real Madrid star is pretty much carrying the Portuguese national side through Euro 2012 on his own shoulders, and now the team are just one match away from reaching the final.
The former Manchester United star is playing with the same freedom that he enjoys at the Santiago Bernabeu, and that is thanks to head coach, Paulo Bento, who has at last decided to play Ronaldo in his most effective role. Continue reading Could this be Ronaldo’s Tournament?
Real Madrid were recently increased the difference between them and 2nd placed Barcelona to 10 points, thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired 4 – 2 victory over Levante recently.
It was a game which Real saw as an important game to put even more breathing space between them and their rivals Barca, who had lost on the Saturday 3 – 2 to Osasuna. Levante took a shock lead after 5 minutes, but the Madridistas were not going to go down without a fight, and thanks to a Ronald hat trick, they claimed another comprehensive 3 points.
The goal that completed that Ronaldo’s hat trick was an exceptional goal, a fierce dipping shot that left the Levante goalkeeper helpless, a sight that Manchester United fans had grown accustomed to during his time at Old Trafford. With such a large gap between Madrid and Barca at this stage of the season, Mourinho’s men look to be well set for their first La Liga title since 2008.
Incredibly, despite the successful season Real have enjoyed so far, tensions are still thought to be running fairly high, with manager Mourinho being the subject of many rumours linking him to other managerial positions and of his disliking of the lifestyle as Real Madrid manager.
There have also been rumours that Mourinho has had heated disagreements with some of his key players such as Sergio Ramos, but the club has moved quickly to attempt to dismiss these rumours. Madrid appear to be well set for a hard earned league title, and with a good draw in the Champions League, there is every chance this could be Madrid’s big year, and Mourinho will continue his managerial dominance.