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Cristiano: “We’re the best team in the world”

cristiano-pressHeading into the Copa del Rey final against Atletico on Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo spoke with ‘RealMadridTV’. “We have to make a good, strong start, the way this club, the best in the world, really plays. Just because the BernabĂ©u is split in half isn’t going to crush our ambition to win this cup,” he said.

Cristiano didn’t seemed fazed by the recent distractions involving his teammates and manager Jose Mourinho. “We’re ready and determined to win this title. On Friday, I hope that the team bus gets a reception similar to the one we got against Borussia Dortmund,” he remarked.

“It’s a trophy which really fires us up and we want to win it. We know that it will be a tightly contested game against a rival from the same city and it will be a great spectacle. We hope Real Madrid can win it.” Ronaldo will take his team up against a streaking Radamel Falcao and his Atletico de Madrid squad Friday night.

Vilanova rubbishes Mourinho claims and insists title race isn’t over

Jose Mourinho thinks that Barcelona will win La Liga, but Tito Vilanova wants his players to remain focused on the coming fixtures.
Jose Mourinho thinks that Barcelona will win La Liga, but Tito Vilanova wants his players to remain focused on the coming fixtures.

Tito Vilanova has disagreed with Jose Mourinho and does not believe the La Liga title has already been decided, despite Barcelona’s nine-point lead over Atletico Madrid and 13-point lead over Real Madrid. Continue reading Vilanova rubbishes Mourinho claims and insists title race isn’t over

Mourinho saddened by Celta defeat but insists Madrid can still progress in the cup

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by Real Madrid's performance in their defeat to Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday
Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by Real Madrid’s performance in their defeat to Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that his side deserved to lose to Celta Vigo in Wednesday night’s Copa del Rey battle, but believes his players will have what it takes to overturn their opponents in the return fixture at Santiago Bernabeu. Continue reading Mourinho saddened by Celta defeat but insists Madrid can still progress in the cup

Champions League: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

Cristiano Ronaldo rides a challenge from Ajax's Toby Alderweireld in the previous meeting between tonight's side, but who will form tonight's starting line-up for both teams?
Cristiano Ronaldo rides a challenge from Ajax’s Toby Alderweireld in the previous meeting between Real Madrid and Ajax, but who will form tonight’s starting line-up for both teams?

Real Madrid head into tonight’s final Group D Champions League match against Ajax knowing that they will end the night and group stages in second place, but Ajax are in contention to grab the group’s Europa League place if they equal or better Manchester City’s result against Borussia Dortmund. Continue reading Champions League: Real Madrid v Ajax preview

Mesut Ozil: Don’t always blame my performances for Madrid’s poor form

Mesut Ozil is annoyed that he and one other Real Madrid player always get blamed for the team's bad performances
Mesut Ozil is annoyed that he and one other Real Madrid player always get blamed for the team’s bad performances

Real Madrid’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil claims that the criticism directed at him this season is unfair and that people shouldn’t always expect ‘extraordinary’ performances. Continue reading Mesut Ozil: Don’t always blame my performances for Madrid’s poor form

Seven La Liga midfielders in shortlist for FIFPro World XI of 2012

All seven La Liga representatives come from Barcelona and Real Madrid, but who are they?
All seven La Liga representatives come from Barcelona and Real Madrid, but who are they?

Four Barcelona players and three Real Madrid players have been included in the midfield shortlist for the FIFPro World XI of 2012, making up nearly half of the 15-man list of players aiming for the recognition. Continue reading Seven La Liga midfielders in shortlist for FIFPro World XI of 2012