Reigning UEFA Champions League champions Real Madrid have opted to keep the future of their star players locked down to the Santiago Berbabeu until probably the end of their careers, according to reports.
Madrid have been quiet this summer in the transfer market, with President Florentino Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane confessing that the team needs no improvement aside the return of Alvaro Morata from Juventus.
Sergio Ramos is set to join the Real Madrid team that is currently in the United States to face Paris Saint-Germain in a friendly match.
He is accompanied by his team-mate Luka Modric. Both players were given longer holidays because of their participation at the Euros with Spain and Croatia.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted that he would be interested in the possibility of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Despite being one of the greatest ever players and one of the legends at Real Madrid, there was a danger of Zinedine Zidane losing his job after just six months.
He had taken over from Rafa Benitez midway through the 2015-16 season, but he failed to bring the league title to the Santiago Bernabeu. Despite seeing a massive collapse from Barcelona towards the end of the campaign,Zidane was unable to get the club to their first league title since the 2011-12 campaign.
Real Madrid has beaten Getafe 5-1 to put the pressure on Barcelona.
The Madrid team is now only 1 point behind Barcelona but having played one more game. This win proves that Real Madrid is steadily progressing under Zidane and that they are still present in the title race.
Karim Benzema, who has been snubbed by the French national team, opened the scoring in the 29th minute thanks to a James cross. Real Madrid did have many occasions before this goal, but they failed to beat the Getafe’s goalkeeper, Vicente Guaita, who made some excellent saves to deny James and Isco.
Former teammate of Zinedine Zidane, Savio believes that the Frenchman might lose everything that he has built upon during his playing career.
Real Madrid’s Zidane is considered to be one of the best players of his generation after having lifted just about every major title there is to win not only with his clubs but also with his national side as he lifted the World Cup title back in 1998 and has been able to secure the Champions League. These are the biggest competitions that there are to win at club and national level.
New Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane claims that he should not be compared with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola even though the duo have shared a similar path in their careers.
Rafa Benitez has stated that being labelled as being defensive does not have any implications on him or on the style with which he prepares for the next game.
In the world of football, winning the treble is an accomplishment that only a few clubs have been able to do as it’s something which is not easy to accomplish.
The Spanish side Barcelona has already achieved this feat on 2 occasions. The first time that Barcelona reached this feat was way back during the 2008-09 season but they repeated this accomplishment in the previous season in the 2014-15 season.
Even though this was a huge achievement, Luis Enrique is aiming to surpass what he did during his first year in charge of Barcelona.
In the latest pre-season matches of Real Madrid, they have lost matches against Bayern Munich and against Valerenga but Rafael Benitez believes that these recent defeats are not a reason to start getting worried about his team and about their chances of competing with Barcelona in the upcoming La Liga season.