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With reports emerging claiming that the German midfielder of Real Madrid is unhappy with the Spanish club, it was becoming more and more plausible that Khedira was going to exit Real Madrid in the winter transfer window but after suffering from a knee injury during Germany’s match against Italy, Ancelotti stepped it up and said that he will not be looking for a replacement.
We have two solutions: one is to bring in a player with similar attributes toKhedira, while the other is to change the system.
‘’What’s important is for the players to feel comfortable in the system. We have players that haven’t played that much but are in good shape, like Casemiro.
I need to ponder the solution. We have no plans to change the squad’’.
“Khedira gives balance to the team,”Ancelotti told Marca. “I’m sure we’ll manage in his absence, though he’s a very important player for us. But we’ll cope.”
C.Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are leading the charge for Real Madrid both in Champions League and La Liga as they are finally appearing to be making the partnership that every fan of Real Madrid wanted them to.
Even with the newly formed partnership from the Welshman and the Portuguese star, Real Madrid still is however trailing behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga and the real hit they suffered was when playing against their rivals Barcelona as they lost 2-1.
They are hoping to get revenge and bring it back if they are to meet in the next stages of the Champions League as both clubs are at the edge of securing their place into the last 16 teams of the European tournament.
Taking into consideration the huge price tag of Gareth Bale (€100 million) it will be a disappointment if Real Madrid fails to win the Champions League or La Liga.
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Former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder Luis Figo has said that he expects Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic to be one of the best playmakers in the world. He is often compared alongside his compatriot Luka Modric and Figo thinks that the comparisons are correct.
The 19-year-old playmaker has been in stunning form for the club this season. He has already started seven league matches, as Inter Milan have made a good start under new manager Walter Mazzarri. Read more »
The manager of Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has said that his team is still not the favourite to lift the La Liga trophy this season.
Atletico has started its La Liga campaign fantastically well this season. They have won each and every La Liga game that they have played so far and are currently at no. 2 in the points table with 21 points in 7 games. They are behind Barcelona on the basis of goal difference.
Recently, Atletico won its first La Liga Madrid derby in the last 14 years by securing a 1-0 win over the local rivals Real Madrid.
Because of Atletico’s consistency so far in the season, the experts believe that they are the serious contenders for the La Liga title, but, Simeone doesn’t think so.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Atletico manager said, “We can’t start thinking about the title at this point of time. The season has just begun. There is a long way to go. We can’t let the complacency creep in. We need to be calm and collected and take one game at a time.”
“It’s not that we are winning because of one or two players. The whole team is contributing and that’s really nice. We are putting in hard work and are getting rewarded for that.”
Simeone has been the manager of Atletico since the last 20 months or so. He had joined the club in the middle of the 2011-12 Season.
The former Argentinean player has had quite a bit of success during his tenure at Atletico so far. The team has won some big trophies under him in the last couple of seasons including the Europa League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Copa Del Rey.
Under Simeone, Atletico has so far played 97 games out of which they have won 62.
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