Posts Tagged ‘mijatovic’

Diarra stays

05/28/2008

Real Madrid defensive miedfielder, Diarra will play for Real Madrid next season, despite the interrest from Inter Milano. The Mali captain seemed to have lost the battle with Gago for a place in starting eleven, and because of that, he’s morale was pretty affected, being unsure about his future. Altough he permanently stated that he wants to continue in Madrid, his situation was unclear. Speculations that Real Madrid would sign Roma’s Daniele de Rossi or Alberto Aquilani made Diarra’s future even more unclear.

Real Madrid sports director, Pedja Mijatovic had a meeting with Bernd Schuster and agreed that Diarra is needed next season in the Madrid squad, as he is a important piece in Schuster’s plan.

Another theory is that Inter Milano is no more interrested in signing Diarra, mainly because ex-coach Mancini was sacked yesterday and the new coach seems to be Mourinho. The portuguese manager would be interrested to land Chelsea’s Michael Essien.

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.