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Lots of whining in this one folks.
Regarding Madridistas on International Duty
First of all, in case you’re wondering about the games that some of our players will play for their national teams, the Managing Madrid crew has brought to you this schedule. Feel free to consult it in order to pick which games to watch.
Now, onto the news.
Asensio feeling ‘angry’; Wants to leave
No, I’m not kidding. According to Okdiario’s Eduard Inda, Asensio is furious due to his lack of minutes following the hat-trick against Mallorca. Due to that, he is considering leaving in the winter transfer window.
Tebas VS Perez Round ...
I don’t know, really. I’ve lost count. Tebas has once again taken aim at Florentino Perez. This has been happening pretty often and it’s obvious that the situation was made worse after Real Madrid rejected the CVC deal. Tebas had the following to say:
I have no doubt that if Florentino could, he would remove me from LaLiga presidency.
Without a doubt, Madrid would do better with another president.
Florentino doesn’t want La Liga to grow because if it happens, his Super League project falls.
I’m not fighting with (Joan) Laporta. Of him, and of Barca, there are critics, but the Florentino Perez theme is much more profound because he is absolutely wrong about what La Liga should be, while Barca are not profoundly ideologized.
“That’s enough drama for a thread” is what you thought. And how wrong you were...
Kono Leonardo da!!!
This is another example of the lack of respect for PSG and for Mbappe
said Leonardo, in an interview with L’Equipe. He also added the following;
In fact, in the same week a Real Madrid player [Karim Benzema], then the Real Madrid coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and now the president [Florentino Perez] talk about Kylian as if he was already one of their own. I repeat: this is a lack of respect that we cannot tolerate.
People have all sorts of things to say about Real Madrid these days huh.
Here’s what Florentino Perez himself had to say.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez clarifies to @rmcsport: “My words about Mbappé have been misinterpreted. What I said is that we have to wait until next year to have news - always with respect to PSG with whom we have good relations”. ⚪️ #RealMadrid #Mbappé— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2021
Not sure if those relations can be considered good anymore or henceforth for that matter. Still, you have to wonder; Is the response by Leonardo even fitting given what’s been said?
Moving on... What do you think?
Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Edinson Cavani once the January transfer window opens— utdreport (@utdreport) October 5, 2021
Nero Reminiscing... again
To Ronaldo. Can Ronaldo play his part?!
Ohhhh yes! They can’t stop him! Cristiano Ronaldo!”
By the way, that guy with the No 20 shirt in the picture above? Remember that baller? I sure do! ♫ Yo quiero que tu bailes ♫
This Real Madrid side. pic.twitter.com/mMthv6fuTP— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) October 4, 2021
♫ It was only juuust a dreaaaam ♫
Sorry, my artistic side is taking over again. Seriously, it’s like demonic possession or something. It wasn’t just a dream - It is a legend.
Have a great day Madridistas. May the madridismo be with you.