Jose Mourinho Happy With Real Madrid Squad

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says there was no need to make any radical changes in the close season after strong performances in 2010-11. The Copa del Rey holders were relatively quiet on the transfer market and signed ‘only’ five players in Fabio Coentrao, Nuri Sahin, Hamit Altintop, Jose Callejon and Raphael Varane. “We did a good job last season, so radical changes weren’t necessary,” Mourinho said. “It may seem…

September 9, 2011

Mesut Ozil: We Are Much Stronger

Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil believes the current Los Blancos side is significantly stronger than they were last season. Real finished second in La Liga last season and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League but were defeated on both fronts by Barcelona, who finished the campaign as Spanish and European champions. Los Blancos did however manage to get one over their arch-rivals with an extra-time victory in the…

September 5, 2011

Thiago Alcantara: Barcelona Will Win The Trophy

Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara believes Barcelona are in “pole position” to win their third trophy of 2011 by beating rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa. Primera Division champions Barcelona take on Copa del Rey winners Real Madrid this Sunday in the first leg of Spanish football’s traditional curtain raiser. The first clash between the arch-rivals, who met five times last season, will be played at the Bernabeu, with the…

August 12, 2011