It's the return of Bernabeu Bites! I've decided to toy with the formatting a bit as well as the times these will be published. From now on, expect BB to be published every Monday and Friday. Get your week started and ended with all the news you can handle.
With that said, lets get to the news!
Real Madrid's Marcelo urges team to not get complacent - Goal.com
"We're playing well. I'd rather not score and have the team win a match. Our [Champions League] match against CSKA will be decisive and difficult," Marcelo added.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes advises Neymar to go to Europe - Goal.com
"With regards to his atmosphere and the sense of belonging, him staying in Brazil is great," he told Globoesporte. "But for a final development, for him to gain more respect, it would be important to play in Europe.
"Being there, there is no need for him to expose himself so much. The fact that he stayed in Brazil demanded contracts which took a lot of time to be drawn up. "People see that he is exposed. You need to execute all three aspects well - training, eating and resting - in order to be fine."
Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso: The ball did hit my hand but the referee deemed otherwise - Goal.com
However, speaking to the club's official website after the game, Alonso stated: "There were many shots in the game. The ball did hit my hand but the ref deemed otherwise. We focus on playing football and don't think much of these things."
Higuain refuses to discuss future after Real Madrid's win at Real Betis - Goal.com
"Right now I will not speak about my future and I will devote the next four months to Real Madrid. I will try to do my job and help the team," Higuain said after the match.
Gonzalo Higuain's Real Madrid exit looms as Man City and Chelsea wait | Metro.co.uk
Both City and Chelsea have registered an interest in the striker previously, although they were rebuffed by Real boss Jose Mourinho. However, if Valdano is to be believed, a deal could be on the cards if they return this summer. Chelsea, in particular, are looking to boost a strikeforce that includes misfiring Fernando Torres and the ageing Didier Drogba.
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Lamborghini on Madrid street after it breaks down | Metro.co.uk
The supercar was also moved onto a pavement to ensure no harm came to it while it was waiting to be towed away. Ronaldo will be disappointed the car he bought only a month ago for his 27th birthday has already broken down.
Mourinho confident his Real Madrid will win La Liga - Goal.com
"The championship is still open and there are many points at stake, but we believe we can stay this strong. I'm not saying we will win all of our games because we're sure to draw and lose some, but we want to reach the end of the campaign in a strong position," he stated.
Paper Round: Mourinho to stay in Madrid - Football - Eurosport Asia
"I am going to sign a new contract with Real Madrid," Mourinho said. "I would like to have a place in the club’s history. "Real Madrid and I share a project and we are going to carry on with it. Being part of this team is a fantastic and unforgettable experience for a manager like me.
"Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I feel happy here. I feel they trust me here and I feel I have the complete support of the directors and all the fans. "I see my future as achieving more things with Real Madrid and better results that lead to us winning trophies."