March 31, 2009

Van der Vaart denies Chelsea report

Rafael Van der Vaart Real Madrid player

Rafael van der Vaart has denied reports suggesting that he is close to agreeing a move to Chelsea.

The 26-year-old has struggled to make his mark at the Bernabeu since his switch from Hamburg last summer, but van der Vaart insists that he is focused on matters in hand with Real.

He told his official website: "I hear there are rumours about me wanting to go to Chelsea, but I have never said that.

"I have not yet decided on my future. I don't know anything about it.

"At Real Madrid a lot of things are going to happen in the summer, a new president and maybe a new coach. So I'll just wait and see."

Atletico Madrid have denied rumours linking Portugal midfielder Maniche with a summer switch to Sunderland.

The 31-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Vicente Calderon in recent times, but Atletico chairman Enrique Cerezo says that Maniche is not going anywhere just yet.

He told Sky Sports News: “Atletico want to have the best players and Maniche is one of them.

“What happened with Maniche happens within every team. Problems occur in every dressing room, but at the end of the day they are forgotten.

“He is still under contract for a year-and-a-half and we count on him.”

Meanwhile, veteran Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has played down reports linking him with a move back to Italy to join AC Milan next summer.

The 35-year-old central defender is out of contract at the end of the campaign and has been linked with several clubs despite his advancing years.

However, Cannavaro commented: “I have a contract until June with Real Madrid. I don't think it will be my last contract.

“The reports linking me with Milan are simply rumours, whoever wants me they have the number of my agent. But the future does not worry me.

“I am now thinking about the end of the season and how we can catch Barcelona in the league.”

March 18, 2009

Raul back to Spain squad?

Raul Gonzalez is happy

After Guiza's low performance at Turkey.He will probably not be chosen for the Spain National squad for the Turkey match.After this Raul is on the list as a one of the choices of Vicente Del Bosque,and Raul spoke about his turning to National team.

"I'm not losing any sleep over it," Raul said, while adding that any decision on a return would be up to coach Del Bosque, his former mentor at Real.
He continued: "If they make the call I'll be delighted. Getting called up is a big privilege - but I'll not lose any sleep over it.
"I am calm about it. The situation has not changed."
Del Bosque - who took over from Luis Aragones - is due to name his next squad to face Turkey later this month and some reports in Spain claim Raul will be included.


Real Madrid Zone

March 11, 2009

Match Report:Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid [Champions League Match Video]

Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid Captain)

Last night,Real Madrid has been knocked out of the Champions League by Liverpool with 4-0.Liverpool took the lead at the beginning of the match with Fernando Torres.Later with a wrong decision of the referee,Liverpool got a penalty kick and Gerard scored the second goal.Within a minute of the restart the game was over. Ryan Babel, who had come in for some stick from the home support, crossed hard and low, and Gerrard smashed home his second of the night.