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Real Madrid coach expects Barcelona challenge despite Neymar Exit

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By , September 28, 2017 6:23 am

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane feels that the departure of Neymar will not weaken Barcelona in the forthcoming season.


The Brazil international made a shock decision to leave the Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month after the French giants cough up a world-record £198m in order to pursue his signature.

Since then, the Catalan giants have been on pursuit for a suitable replacement and Zidane admits that their close rivals will only become stronger with whoever comes into the squad. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel di Maria are some of the names propping up the Barcelona shortlist, and Zidane still insists that there is nobody like Neymar.

Prior to the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup tie, he said: “Barcelona is not weak — just the opposite. They have had changes. But in the end, Barcelona is Barcelona. We know how they play, and this will not change. Neymar cannot be replaced — there is nobody like him. But whoever comes in will play very well too. If we think it will be easier [to face Barcelona without Neymar], we are mistaken. The Spanish Super Cup has a special value, and even more against Barcelona. It is a game against the best rival we have.” Continue reading 'Real Madrid coach expects Barcelona challenge despite Neymar Exit'»

ZIDANE, NOT LUCK, OPTIMISED MADRID TO HISTORY’S ZENITH

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By , July 17, 2017 9:21 am

No one expected him to toe the line of managing squads much less the hardest one could possibly be in charge of. Such consensus was gotten from his former team mates, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo, Ronaldo Nazario and more.


For a start, the World Cup winner is considered to be too introverted to be handed the role of leading a team. If there is one thing Galaticos don’t get to have is the privacy of shutting themselves out of the world. For a clearer picture, the recently releasedESPN Top 100 most famous sports personalities list has 6 current Real Madrid players on it.

In an atmosphere such as the one encountered in the Bernabeu settings, choosing to go on the quiet drowns your potential as a marketable professional.

Still, it didn’t stop the least person expected to become a manger among the Galaticos generation at the beginning of this Millennialfrom winning two Champions League trophies within 17 months.

People are going to keep wondering just how he did it. From being eerily confident of his ability to spreading it across the players, unlike most coaches before him, the French man, a top player of his generation, has never been in the want of proving himself to his crew. Continue reading 'ZIDANE, NOT LUCK, OPTIMISED MADRID TO HISTORY’S ZENITH'»

REAL MADRID TO LOSE LA LIGA TITLE?

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By , May 9, 2017 5:46 am

Following the loss to Barcelona in the El Clasico, La Liga leaders Real Madrid face serious pressure to win the rest of their games if they want to lift the local league.


Coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted that he did not fully understand the team’s position and this could lead to far-reaching consequences for the team.

Captain Sergio Ramos was sent off in the game but Madrid left on just Nacho as the defender. They were a goal down and then they lost a man. Barcelona could not afford to sit back with their advantage so they pressed hard for a winner. They were all out to seal the game following the red card so they were reckless at the back, allowing substitute James Rodriguez tap in a Marcelo cross.

The game was settled at 2-2 but Madrid did not cover their backs well – the same mistake Barcelona made few minutes back. It was at their home and there were just few minutes left to play. They should have protected the scoreline but they pushed forward.

Barcelona went out with Sergio Roberto doing the bulk of the work through an incredible run. Lionel Messi ended up scoring his 500th career goal and a memorable one against their arch rivals. Continue reading 'REAL MADRID TO LOSE LA LIGA TITLE?'»

Crystal Palace FC Mugs – Personalised Football Mugs

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By , February 21, 2015 5:39 am

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By , August 7, 2014 11:34 am

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Crystal Palace Football Newspaper Book – a great gift for an Eagles fan

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By , June 11, 2014 11:58 pm

The Football Wire Video Ranking: / 5