“If I am here it is for a reason. I can also answer questions just like the boss. We are here to talk about football, and not about controversy or the future of anyone. Today we decided it would be the players who would come out and I was delighted to be able to do it. I am not here to talk about Mourinho but to talk about the final.”
“The coaches take care of motivating the players for these matches and if there’s something that I like about our coach it’s that he tries to motivate the group as much as he can with talks, videos, preparing the match the best way possible. When we take to the pitch, it all depends on the players. He pulls out all the stops and then it’s up to us. We all row in the same direction so that things go right.”
“Being realistic, if we lose tomorrow the season will be a failure in terms of titles, but not on a personal level. It is not about trying to save a season with a title, it is about finishing the season well. You can lose, but there are ways of losing. The important thing is the group, over and above individuals.”
Hug from Torres :D
Real Madrid trained for Copa del Rey final match.
“I had the opportunity to visit the Vatican Gardens today….here are some pictures. It was very nice…” [x]
Ballon d’Or 2007
Higuain, Adan, Benzema and Ozil for P.A.N.
“If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy. I’m fortunate to have realised those dreams. To this day, one of my proudest achievements is captaining my country.I knew every time I wore the Three Lions shirt, I was not only following in a long line of great players, I was also representing every fan that cared passionately about their country. I’m honoured to represent England both on and off the pitch … I want to thank all my team-mates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.” - David Beckham
“I always have a lot of respect for the coach’s decisions.
I always did my part, my job the best way I could, always tried my best. It depends a lot on the coach. And I always respected the things he did and I think that I did well at all the opportunities I had.
The next season at the club will of highest importance for me, as it also decides if I will play the World Cup.
My priority is not to go back to Brazil, but to stay in Europe for some time more and only then return to Brazil.
Certainly, my priority is to continue for another two years with Real Madrid. I would love to have the opportunity to play more often.
My first option is this and if it is not possible, then I will look at alternatives.
I have a bit of feeling of frustration here. It’s personal, I’d like to have at least one good season, I would love if this would happen. Here at Real Madrid, there is much competition between the players, but a very positive competition, there are no envious/jealous people.
And I believe I can contribute a lot and still grow in this team.” - Ricardo Kakà