كشفت تقارير صحفية اسبانية، أن نادي ريال مدريد لم يعد مهتما بالتعاقد مع لاعب الوسط الإنجليزي جود بيلينجهام نجم بوروسيا دورتموند الألماني. ووفقًا لما ذكرته "ريليفو" فإن التعاقد مع بيلينجهام كان يمثل أولوية مطلقة في ريال مدريد قبل شهرين من الآن، لكن الوضع الآن قد هدأ كثيرًا. وأوضحت الشبكة أن بخلاف السعر الكبير الذي يطلبه بوروسيا دورتموند للإستغناء عن اللاعب، هناك شكوك كبيرة في تكيف اللاعب في الدوري الاسباني، حيث عادة يحتاج اللاعبون الإنجليز وقتا للتأقلم مع ريال مدريد. وتتمثل المشكلة الرئيسة في السعر، حيث يجب أن ينافس ريال مدريد عظماء الدوري الإنجليزي (ليفربول ومانشستر سيتي على وجه التحديد) للحصول على توقيع بيلينجهام، وهو ما يرفع مزاد بيعه إلى أكثر من 120 مليون يورو. وكانت تقارير صحفية قد أشارت إلى ان عائلة اللاعب تُرحب بـ انضمامه إلى نادي ليفربول بسبب تمسكهم بعودة اللاعب إلى البريميرليج، لكن اللاعب يريد فريق يشارك في دوري أبطال أوروبا الموسم المقبل، وهناك شكوك حول ليفربول. ويحاول ليفربول حجز مقعد مؤهل إلى دوري أبطال أوروبا في الموسم المقبل، حيث يحتل الفريق المركز ال8 في جدول ترتيب الدوري الإنجليزي الممتاز برصيد 42 نقطة.
Spanish press reports revealed on Thursday that Real Madrid will start negotiations with England's Jude Bellingham their number-one transfer target following the FIFA World Cup Qatar. Borussia Dortmund youngster Bellingham is now on a move to Spain and Madrid over interest from the English clubs, as reported by Marca newspaper. The newspaper added that Real Madrid is fully prepared to sign the English player, explaining that the value of the contract with Bellingham amounts to 100 million euros. MARCA indicated that the young English player's intention is to inform Borussia Dortmund of his final decision, whether to continue with the team or leave after the end of the Qatar World Cup. At only 19 years old, Bellingham is already captaining the squad and is an instrumental part of their attack. Bellingham's contract with the Bundesliga side expires in 2025, but that hasn't stopped clubs from already showing interest in the player now.
Spanish football legend and former Barcelona star Andres Iniesta told Spanish newspaper MARCA on Thursday that he believes his compatriots can lift the trophy without him. "It will be very different, the first World Cup that I'm not there as a player," Iniesta said at Tokyo's National Stadium, where he was launching his new brand of football equipment. "I have a strong sense of confidence in this team, the coach, and the group of players," Iniesta said in statements published by the Spanish newspaper Marca. Iniesta added, "Luis Enrique always puts the interest of the group at the fore. The coach should always be the leader of each team. I like the way he manages his teams and his way of getting what he wants from each player. In the end, this is the most important thing." Luis Enrique always puts the interest of the group at the fore. The coach should always be the leader of each team. Regarding Luis Enrique's anger at the media, Iniesta commented, "It has always been like this. This is his nature. It is not a negative or positive thing. Everyone has his own way of conveying his thoughts and expression."
Following his snub from the Spain squad for FIFA World Cup, PSG center-back Sergio Ramos took to social media to break his silence on being ignored by coach Luis Enrique from the La Roja squad that will feature in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Three days after Spain’s World Cup squad announcement, Ramos wrote on Instagram that he was feeling back at his best after the 2021 season marred with injuries and a much-talked-about transfer from Real Madrid to PSG. “Last season was a tough one due to injuries and adapting to a new club and a new city. I devoted myself, body and soul, to recovering and getting back to feeling the way I always have, guided by the objectives and ambitions one always sets for oneself,” Ramos wrote on Instagram. “Fortunately, I can say that this season I feel like myself again and am back enjoying football, playing for a great club in a great city like Paris. The World Cup? Of course, it was one of those big dreams I wanted to realize. It would have been my fifth, but unfortunately, I’ll have to watch it at home.” Before concluding, Ramos wrote he is hopeful that these dark days won’t last forever. “It’s tough, but the sun will still rise in the morning. I wouldn’t change anything about myself. Not my mentality. Not my passion. Not my commitment, effort, and dedication. 24 hours thinking about football. This is how I feel and I wanted to share it with you all. “Thank you for the support. There are plenty more challenges and goals ahead. See you soon. Wishing you the best. Vamos, Spain,” wrote Ramos. Last Friday, Spain coach Luis Enrique officially announced the list of his team called up to feature in the World Cup in Qatar, and the list saw the name of the veteran player was not involved.
French star and Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, has revealed that he did not receive congratulations from his former colleague, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United striker, after winning the Ballon d'Or last October. In an interview with the French "Telefoot" network, Benzema said: "I have not received a congratulatory message from Ronaldo after winning the Ballon d'Or until now." He added, "I didn't want to leave football before I won the Ballon d'Or, winning the award is exceptional, in front of my family, in front of my friends. It will always be engraved in my head, plus it was Zizou who gave it to me." On his fitness status prior to the World Cup, Real Madrid forward said: "My fitness status is good. I felt some pain, but then it became normal with the number of games there, I took care of myself, and I will be fit and ready to play, with no problems. I will focus well on what I am asked to do." He continued: "We love to play football; everyone loves to play non-stop football. The problem is that we are not machines. You always have to be 100% ready and play every three days every time there are injuries, this is mandatory."
Argentine Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone commented on the team's recent decline in results, with the intention of turning around their faltering season following another defeat. Atletico was beaten 1-0 away to Mallorca on Wednesday, stretching their winless run to five matches across all competitions – they have never endured a worse streak during Simeone's spell in charge. "To say that we have lacked forcefulness in all the games is a very simple excuse. We're making a lot of defensive mistakes that make games uphill battles for us, having to go looking to change the result and that create complications for us," he later said in his post-match press conference and published in-house Marca newspaper today. "We are under a very bad period and we have to be calm and keep working to change the situation," the Atletico Madrid coach added. "The pause of the championship will generate peace of mind to work, and to fully recover [injured players], whom we obviously need," Simeone told Marca. "I hope that after the World Cup they come back with the idea of reversing this difficult situation."
Gerard Pique will not enter the final of his professional career, as he received a red card during the half-time break, in Barcelona's match against Osasuna. The defender was sent off not long after team-mate Robert Lewandowski received a second yellow card for a flying elbow. Pique, which started the game on the substitute's bench, was seen following the referee, Gil Manzano, to the tunnel, and the pair wawerenvolved in a heated discussion. In his match report, the official mentioned that the center-backboned him verbally. A corner kick was awarded to Osasuna, although it did not seem to touch the Barcelona player, and from that corner, Osasuna scored, with further protests taking place over what Barcelona felt was a mistake on Marcos Alonso.Twenty minutes later, they were down to just ten players, as Robert Lewandowski had already been sent off when he was given a second yellow for jumping into a defender without intending to go for the ball. Manzano's report, which
The Italian magazine "Toto Sport" officially revealed all the Golden Boy awards, as Real Madrid dominated the "Golden Boy" awards for last season. French star Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker, was crowned the best player for last season by the Italian newspaper, after receiving the Golden Ball award presented by the French newspaper "France Football". Florentino Perez also won the award for best club president, and Carlo Ancelotti won the award for best coach. Real Madrid had an exceptional season, winning the Champions League, in addition to the Spanish League title, and also won the Spanish Super Cup. Real Madrid occupies second place in the Standing table for LaLiga Santander 2022/23, with 32 points behind Barcelona, the leader, with 34 points
Real Madrid scored a negative record under the leadership of coach Carlo Ancelotti, as Real Madrid was stunned by 3-2 Rayo Vallecano on Monday. Real Madrid has suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Madrid rivals Rayo Vallecano at "Veixas" stadium, in the 13th round of the Spanish League competitions, in one of the biggest shocks of the season so far. Statistics reveal that Real Madrid kept two clean sheets in 13 matches in the Spanish League during the current season 2022/23. The Blanco was considered the lowest score at this stage of the season since 2013/14 also under the leadership of Carlo Ancelotti, where he won 10 matches, drew one, and lost two matches. In 13 La Liga matches, Real Madrid conceded 13 goals, an average of one goal per game, while the team kept clean sheets only twice, against Elche and Getafe, and this is the team's worst defensive outcome.