Barcelona won all the major trophies of the previous season as the team of Luis Enrique were able to win the Champions League, Copa del Rey and the Spanish League. It was an outstanding season for Barcelona as they defeated and overcame everything in their path but Real Madrid on the other hand failed on lifting any pieces of silverware and this is why Carlo Ancelotti was sacked as the head coach of Real Madrid.
Florentino Perez decided that Carlo Ancelotti was not good enough after a trophy-less season even though the Italian manager was able to win the Champions League during his first campaign in charge of the Spanish club.
Gareth Bale is reportedly the target of Manchester United, who are ready to pay around £ 120 million for the player.
The Welsh international cost around £ 85 million, which makes him the world’s most expensive player, only last summer.
However, Madrid are believed to be unsatisfied with his performances – especially compared with another superstar Cristiano Ronaldo – and are willing to sell him at a time when his market value is on the up. Bale is definitely not seen as a flop at Madrid after having played a crucial role in ensuring that the club won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey last season.
Real Madrid’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, says that Christian Ronaldo should be crowned as the FIFA world Player of the Year.
The Portuguese is in contention to receive the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which he won last season. Last season, it was a straightforward contest and Ronaldo won it comfortably ahead of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery. Germany’s victory at the World Cup 2014 has provided several new names for the title, which has been shared between Ronaldo and Messi for the last few years.
According to Eden Hazard, had it not been for James Milner’s fine playmaking skills, Chelsea would have beaten Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
That match finished as a draw with both teams having one goal each to their names.
It was Chelsea which had gone up 1-0 courtesy Andre Schurrle, but, that lead was deleted later on by none other than Frank Lampard, the Blues legend who has only recently come to City on loan.
Milner, with his cross, made the job easier for the veteran Englishman, but, the ball still was to be netted and the wily, old fox Lampard was never going to miss out on the opportunity to show his former employers that they might have sold him a season or two earlier.
Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has claimed that the Spanish league is the best in the world right now and it has been proven by the arrival of James Rodriguez. The Monaco striker has been signed by Madrid for £ 71 million, thus making him one of the world’s most expensive players. He was the best player at the World Cup and this was acknowledged by the 23-year-old winning the Golden Boot award. He scored five goals and helped Columbia reached the quarter-finals of the competition. Rodriguez was also wanted by the likes of Manchester United, but the entry of Real Madrid made it difficult for every other club to sign him.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has stated that superstar Gareth Bale may miss the upcoming match against Osasuna due to illness. Bale was only a substitute against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. However, his team did not need his services because they managed a 1-0 win over the Germans after a goal from Karim Benzema early on in the first half. Bale has been growing in stature over the last few months and his goal against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final is testament to this fact.
Gareth Bale would not feature for Real Madrid in their upcoming Cup game against Espanyol because of the blow that he received on his groin while being in action the other day against Granada.
However, it has been confirmed by the Madrid management that the Welshman is not seriously injured and he should be available for the next league match against Athletic Bilbao.
Bale didn’t take the ground after the half time break in the match against Granada because of his groin niggle, but, despite his absence, Los Blancos found the net twice in the second half and secured their 17th victory in the Spanish top flight this season.
Gareth Bale became the world’s most expensive player when he joined Real Madrid on September as the Spanish titans had to pay €91 million for the Welshman winger and his start in Spain took a blow as he got injured and failed to live up to his huge price tag.
After his recovery was complete, the Welshman stepped up to the plate and with a series of impressive performances with Real Madrid he managed to make it into the list of contenders for the 2013 Fifa Ballon d’Or and even though he failed on actually grabbing it, he still managed to make it into the Uefa.com team of the year.
The team includes: Manuel Neuer, Sergio Ramos, Thiago Silva, Philipp Lahm, David Alaba, Franck Ribery, Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Gareth Bale’s career start with Real Madrid picked off slowly as he got hit with an injury just days after completing his switch to the Spanish side and even when the recovery was completed, the struggle was more than evident as he was almost invisible during Real Madrid’s match against Barcelona in October, the head chiefs and fans of the club were starting to question if the £86million spent on the player was really worth it.
Even though it took some matches for the Welshman to adapt into Spain and the playing style of Real Madrid, he has finally made the break into the team that he needed in order to prove why he was signed. Scoring 5 goals in the last 3 matches for Real Madrid and scoring a hat-trick against Real Valladolid.
Real Madrid is the polar opposite of their rivals Barcelona. While Barcelona mainly spend their earnings in improving their youth academy, Real Madrid on the other hand are the pole opposite.
Ever since Florentino Perez was elected the club president the club got its training ground rezoned and used the money to begin assembling the famous Galáctico side including players such as Zinédine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luís Figo,Roberto Carlos, Raúl, Fabio Cannavaro and David Beckham.
Although the team did not live up to the price budget as despite a UEFA Champions League and an Intercontinental Cup win in 2002, followed by the League in 2003, the club failed to win a major trophy for the next three seasons