'Benzema will stay' - Benitez rules out Arsenal switch

Posted Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Goal.com

The Spanish coach is confident the French attacker will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu and refused to talk about signing David de Gea from Manchester United Rafael Benitez says he has no reason to believe that Karim Benzema will leave Real Madrid this summer. Goal revealed in May that Arsenal had identified Benzema as a potential acquisition, with the Gunners believing that the France inter...Full Story »

'I don’t care about Fifa’: Cristiano Ronaldo storms out of interview

Posted Tuesday, August 04, 2015 by Guardian.co.uk

Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed concerns over the corruption scandal currently engulfing Fifa and insisted that top players prefer to discuss “women, shoes, haircuts and suitcases” instead. Ronaldo, who is the Fifa world player of the year, was left out of the Real Madrid squad for the Audi Cup in Munich this week after complaining of a bad back in training. But in an interview c...Full Story »

Rakitic: We play for them

Posted Monday, August 03, 2015 by Foxsports.com

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has rubbished suggestions playing alongside Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar is easy. Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has rubbished suggestions playing alongside Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar is easy.Speaking in an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, the Croatian star admitted the rest of the Barcelona squad is willing to play for the world-cla...Full Story »

Five decisions for Rafa Benitez

Posted Sunday, August 02, 2015 by Marca.com

Real Madrid's immediate future depends on the manager's decision on various important matters. Loaning out Lucas Silva and Odegaard. These are quite certainly the two players on their way out. Lucas Silva can't play in the team as he is not an EU citizen, and Odegaard has hardly figured at all for Benítez. No one is in any doubt about the bright future of the young Norwegian, but it's st...Full Story »

Ronaldo: I never thought I'd be a professional

Posted Sunday, August 02, 2015 by Goal.com

The Real Madrid sensation says he began to play football simply out of enjoyment and did not consider himself a special talent Cristiano Ronaldo admits he never truly believed he would become a professional footballer when he first began to play the game as a child. The Real Madrid and Portugal sensation began to train with Andorinha on his home island of Madeira in his youth, but says he ne...Full Story »

Luis Suarez says he doesn't consider himself among best players in world

Posted Saturday, August 01, 2015 by espnfc.com

Luis Suarez doesn't feel he is one of the world's finest footballers despite forming one-third of the sport's most potent attack at Barcelona, he told ESPN FC in an exclusive interview. Despite missing the first two months of last season to suspension, Suarez contributed 25 goals and joined with teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar to score a record-setting 122 times in all competitions last sea...Full Story »

Benitez open to further Real Madrid signings but stays silent on De Gea

Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 by Goal.com

The former Napoli boss says it is not his place to comment on the Manchester United goalkeeper but would not rule out more summer arrivals. Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez refused to be drawn on David de Gea's future but admits he will welcome further signings this summer. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has claimed this week that speculation over the goalkeeper's possible move to Madrid...Full Story »

Defend well in order to attack better

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Marca.com

From the drawing board to reality. Right from day one, Rafa Benítez made it clear that his first lesson would be to get the team to defend better, with more rigour. Or to put it another way, with more aggression and concentration, based on good tactical organisation. After his first three games, we are getting a sense that it is starting to produce the desired results. The team have only...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao set sights on Raul Garcia

Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Goal.com

Ernesto Valverde is an admirer of the attacking midfielder and believes he could be tempted away by the prospect of more first-team football Athletic Bilbao are keen on signing Raul Garcia from Atletico Madrid ahead of the new season. Head coach Ernesto Valverde is a keen admirer of the experienced attacking midfielder and is hopeful he could be tempted to San Mames by the prospect of guaran...Full Story »

Real Madrid chief Benitez: I don't mind Ronaldo getting angry

Posted Monday, July 27, 2015 by Foxsports.com

Real Madrid's coach Rafa Benitez (left) watches forward Cristiano Ronaldo (right) during a training session. Rafael Benitez says Cristiano Ronaldo is welcome to get angry during training - as long as he keeps producing the goods on the pitch. Ronaldo caught the headlines after becoming aggravated with Benitez during a recent Real Madrid training session, though he promptly delivered a typicall...Full Story »

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