Posts Tagged ‘hleb’

Schuster: Robinho stays

05/27/2008

In an interview for spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid chief Bernd Schuster stated that Robinho will not leave the club this summer, despite interest from several english and italian clubs. It is well known that Chelsea are willing to pay 35 million€ to land the Brazilian forward to Stamford Bridge. Altough Robinho has lost his form and place in starting 11 in latest games, Schuster states that Robinho is happy in Madrid and both club and player want the collaboration to continue.

Robinho suffered a stomach injury several months ago, before the Champions League match against Roma, and since then it appears that he is out of form. He was also involved in a scandal with prostitutes among other brazilian players, scandal that affected his relationship with the club even worse.

Schuster spoke about Arsenal’s Hleb, stating that Real Madrid is interested in the player, and Cristiano Ronaldo, wich “would be welcome and would find his place in Madrid team“.

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90 000 000€ for Cristiano Ronaldo?

05/23/2008

Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player, probably the best in the world right now. He is also very young, 23 years old, has awesome technique, speed, pace, is excellent in air and his free kicks are amazing. Among these, he scores many goals. And he’s not even a striker!

Real Madrid announced a budget for transfers of 100 000 000€ for the next season. They already spent 10 million on Garay (21 years old), so there are rumors that the remaining 90 million will be used to buy Ronaldo away from Manchester United. To be honest, I don’t think this will happen, and I think that so many money shouldn’t be spent on a single player. The spanish media are writing from a couple of months about this transfer, As.com even took an interview with Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, they took a picture with her and the Real Madrid shirt. I really don’t like this campaign from the spanish newspapers, they intoxicate the readers with such articles and indirectly they put pressure on the Real Madrid board. Of course that every Real Madrid supporter wants C. Ronaldo in the team, but so much money is crazy. We spent 75 million in 2001 for Zidane, but Zidane is Zidane, he didn’t had Ronaldo’s speed or trickery, but was more elegant, had better vision. When Zidane was in form, we just couldn’t lose. He was the kind of player that could win a game all by itself, against any team.

I think that those 90 million should be spent on other players, I think we could buy 3-4 great players with that money, someone like Alex Hleb, wich has a technique very similar to Zidane’s, Diego – great vision and awesome when he plays with Robihno, Huntelaar – a natural goal scorer, he will be the next Nistelrooij, or Quaresma.

I’m really anxious to see what happens this summer, altough Mijatovic stated that we’ll have a “quiet summer“, I don’t think so.