Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has said that the club should forget their chase of Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, at least in the near future.
Bale left the Premier League for a record fee of £85 million in the summer of 2013. However, Premier League sides have resumed spending record money in markets so they are hoping to lure Bale back.
The 27-year old has been linked with a return to England but to play at Old Trafford. He signed a deal last year that ties him to Santiago Bernabeu until 2022 but reports still linked him with a move away from Madrid.
“He looks happy at Real Madrid. I don’t think he’s going anywhere at the moment. From a fan’s point of view, it would be great to see him back in the Premier League. The United fans would love to see him at Old Trafford.
“You talk about the big clubs and United is up there. While he’s happy there, I can’t see him leaving,” Giggs opined. Read More
Atletico Madrid’s good form in the Champions League continued after a 2-1 win over Rostov, but manager Diego Simeone was not completely happy after the game.
Atletico have been one of the best teams in the Champions League this season – at least on a defensive perspective. The goal conceded by the Spanish outfit in the latest group match was the first that they have let in in Europe. After three consecutive clean sheets, the club sit three points ahead of Bayern Munich in the group table. It gives them a massive advantage going into the last two games.
Antoine Griezmann was once again at his brilliant best after scoring twice, but the game could have easily ended in a disappointing home draw had it not been for his late goal. Even though the Frenchman had a given the home team the lead after just 28 minutes,Rostov made it clear that they will not be going down easily. Azmoun came up with an equaliser just after two minutes and the game was evenly poised at the second half. Atletico, though, came up with a valiant effort in the second half which ultimately gave them the deserved goal right at the end of the match.
Atletico Madrid striker said that he wants to be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He has stated that he wants to work hard in order to improve as a player. He has admitted that he was disappointed with the way last season ended and that he wants to make sure that this one ends up in better ways for him.
Indeed, Atletico Madrid was beaten in the Champions League final last season and Antoine Griezmann said that he was disappointed with the way the final ended. He stated that the team played well throughout the competition and that it was a massive disappointment for them to have been beaten by their bitter rivals. The Atletico Madrid forward said that the team is ready for the new season and that they hope to replicate the same performance as last year.
While the managers have all the rights to be into the ears of the higher authority of the club and to make pressures regarding any certain signing they seek, they must not make it a compulsory condition to be fulfilled by the club.
It’s sort of unprofessionalism because the signings are not only about cash, but, about the stand of the seller club as well, if they are even ready to do away with someone you want? They might have their own problems not allowing them to consider the sale of the player.
What we are hearing about Diego Simeone is that he has almost given an ultimatum to Atletico Madrid regarding his favourite player Costa. It’s either the entry of the Spaniard or the exit of the boss.
He is not ready to entertain any other names which might be the possible choices for the frontline or which Atletico might buy him.
This stubbornness on the part of coach is very unpleasant. One can’t quite comprehend such compulsion. Read More
Fans are convinced of the winning spirit of Atletico Madrid.
This is a team that has been in action and the players are up and about to winning the matches. Those who have been following the proceeds of the team, they have known that there was much literal debate and metaphorical dialogues exchanged about Diego Simeone. The team was finally not selected for La Liga. The team did not win in the game against Levante which was the only remaining game. This defeat has led to imbalances being corrected with Real Madrid is the team to catch up to Barcelona in terms of points. Spain is again maintaining duopoly position with having its presence in the first two positions.
The story of Atletico Madrid remains to be told. The team was yet to catch up to the two teams of Spain. Diego Simeone is in charge of the team, has had to struggle with a limited budget as well as limited access to players unlike teams like Real Madrid. Hence, when a team is playing under such circumstances, if they have come close to winning that would be a wonderful feat. Read More
Atletico Madrid will again be playing in Barcelona this weekend after their defeat the Camp Nou in the Champions League. However, this time, they will be at Cornella-El Prat and might find the opposition a bit easier to handle.
Atletico Madrid, who still has hopes to clinch the Spanish title, will also want to prepare their return match in the Champions League. Atletico Madrid’s manager may have some hard time in finding the right balance in resting key players and fielding a strong team to beat Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid won the reverse fixture at home 1-0 thanks to a Griezmann goal and would want a repeat of this performance. This will be a great way to recover from the defeat at the Nou Camp and prepare their next game.
On the injury front, Atletico Madrid will be without Stefan Savic and Jose Gimenez, who are both injured for the game. Oliver Torres is also out of the squad because of injury. Read More
Athletic Madrid concluded the previous season at the 3rd spot of the Spanish League with a total of 78 points. The team of Diego Simeone managed to score 67 goals in 38 matches which is almost half of what Real Madrid and Barcelona scored.
The main attacking figures of Athletic Madrid are Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann with both of them scoring a combined total of 34 goals for the Spanish club in their campaign.
Diego Simeone however, wants to increase his attacking options and this is why one of the priorities of the Argentinean coach is to reinforce the offensive department of his squad.
Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain are some of the top summer targets of Diego Simeone but Higuain might just be out of reach as he is rumored to be on the way of joining Arsenal.
Carlos Tevez on the other hand is a much more accessible player to sign as the Argentine attacker is reaching the last few stages of his contract with Juventus and the Italian club is willing to sell him if the price is right. Read More