Eleven-time UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid would make the La Liga title a priority this season in a bid to end their archrival’s dominance.
Luis Enrique is going into the new season with a hope of equalling a similar effort by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola when he won three successive La Liga titles. Like Pep, Enrique won treble two years ago and retained the La Liga crown last term. He would keen on winning it for a third successive time.
Gareth Bale, Welsh superstar player at the Euro 2016 was snubbed from the team of the tournament, sparking reactions from football lovers all around the world.
The player was outstanding at the group stage of the tournament scoring in every game and helping the team rank top ahead of England, Slovakia and Russia. In the knock out stages, the technical team at the Euro 2016 felt Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Reds Star Joe Allen were better as they made the final cut but the Real Madrid star was left out.
Premier League outfit, Arsenal FC will discuss with Spanish giant, Real Madrid over their interest in acquiring last season sensation at Juventus, Alvaro Morata.
The summer transfer target for The Gunners would prefer to know where he will be playing next season before heading to the European Championships with Spain, and agent Juanma Lopez will be among those in Madrid next week to find out if the Bernabeu club see a future for the 23-year-old.
Real Madrid star player, Gareth Bale in an interview with The Times, says he and the Portuguese star are always misunderstood. He says he is fine with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Welsh super-star also added that he has never had an argument with him and that the current coach, Zinedine Zidane has clearly defined roles for both of them.
"He speaks English, which helped me when I first got here," said Bale. "We also have that link from the Premier League. We get on really well.
"The press make a lot of things that maybe we don't but we get on fine. We've never had a problem. I've never had an argument with him.
Gareth Bale has been missing out from a few of the latest matches of the Welsh national football team.
Wales faced off with Ukraine and Northern Ireland on March 28 and March 24 respectively in friendly games but due to fitness concerns and Real Madrid not agreeing to see one of their star players go away and risk getting injured, Bales did not play in any of these matches.
However, even with the absence of Gareth Bale from these friendly games, Chris Coleman has announced that it will not affect the status of Bale and the role that he plays for the Welsh national side as the 26 year old player will still continue playing a big role for Wales.
Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane claims that superstar Gareth Bale was highly disappointed after learning about the sacking of Rafa Benitez.
The arrival of the Spaniard coincided with a good time for the Welshman, who has been under the shadows of Cristiano Ronaldo even though he has cost considerably more than the former Manchester United star. Bale was brought in during the time of Ancelotti, who had a special relationship with Ronaldo. Consequently, Bale’s performances suffered and he was the victim of vile abuse from his own supporters. It was a surprising element considering that Bale played a starring role in the club’s Champions League success in his first season at the club.
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.