The failure that suffered Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal in their travel to Borussia Dortmund (1-4), did not demoralize the Los Blancos grouping players, who now hopes to a spectacular turnaround.
Coach Jose Mourinho first said that if his team does not qualify, at least to make those from Dortmund to suffer. Then the Portuguese explained that on the Santiago Bernabeu it will be decided the first finalist of this Champions League edition, whose final is scheduled on May 25 at Wembley. Read more
The tension in Real’s locker room has reached unbearable odds. The Spanish journalists found that team’s veterans had a skirmish with Florentino Perez, calling Mourinho’s departure at the end of the season. Otherwise, many players will look for other teams.
The Spanish newspaper Marca claims that Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso have had lunch on Tuesday with President Florentino Perez to discuss the situation from Real Madrid. Soon, the discussion was on and the three players were given an ultimatum: either leaves Mourinho, or them. Read more
Mourinho moved to London to train a team that is two hours away from the capital of England.
Even if he has signed the contract extension with Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho is seriously considering leaving Spain.
The Portuguese failed to adapt to life in the peninsula and is disgusted that his family is insulted.
“I hate the life I have here. People insult my children,” Mourinho would have complained. Read more
FC Barcelona will play away this evening against Celtic Glasgow in the Champions League. When leaving for Scotland, Catalans sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta not missed the opportunity to tax debate sparked by Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid coach, after he worked so far to four different teams (FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid) and seems tempted in the near future to return to England.
“Barcelona has a culture of career that it loves, and our results were very good when we adopted this strategy. The basic concepts are the team and its future and we believe that Tito Vilanova is the person got to make the most of these things. Tito led Barcelona to remain competitive. The team continues to work as a whole, though he leads some big names, “said Zubizarreta. Read more
Qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil give big headaches to Mourinho, who lost in these days no less than five basic players.
Los Blancos grouping have lost not less than 4 players in a single day, Coentrao, Arbeloa, Benzema and Higuain, each of them leaving the field injured. To them we can add and the Brazilian Marcelo, who suffered a metatarsal fracture in the match that took place on Friday.
If Marcelo will stay on the sidelines for about 3 months, his colleagues were a little lucky, they had to miss for a shorter period. While Coentrao and Arbeloa will be unavailable for about a month after an injury to the groin, or a thigh break, Higuain and Benzema will comeback more quickly on the pitch, they accusing just complaining ailments. Read more