Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Portugal international has missed two games with a minor muscle strain and is impressed that his missing games has had no effect on Los Blancos' form.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Blaugrana youth academy product holds the Catalan club in the highest esteem, but is keen to stress that he is loving life at Napoli.
The Spain international concedes that the Blaugrana are not as strong as they were in 2009 but says that it is time to move on and focus on the future.
The Belgium international, who is currently in his third consecutive season on loan to Atletico Madrid, does not want to travel to Brazil with his next move still up in the air
The France international has reportedly piqued the interest of Real Madrid, but his skipper is adamant that the 20-year-old is poised to extend his stay in Turin.
Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Pepe form the Blancos contingent, while the Bavarian quartet consists of David Alaba, Jerome Boateng, Dante and Philipp Lahm
The award, handed out to the best player under the age of 21 on an annual basis, was given to the Juventus midfielder ahead of a host of top youngsters.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The former Barcelona star believes Ronaldo is frustrated playing at the same time as Messi and is backing Neymar to become the world's best player.
The goalkeeper has insisted his Blancos team-mate deserves all the praise he receives, while he also believes Carlo Ancelotti's men can win the treble this season
The Catalans forward is fed up with playing a bit-part role, though fellow Camp Nou backup Martin Montoya is keen to open talks over a new deal.
The UEFA chief joked that the voting extension was to please Cristiano Ronaldo and suggested that a Spanish player should have won after World Cup 2010.
Monday, December 2, 2013
As Lionel Messi returned to the training pitch in Argentina, the midfielder insists there is no reason to panic despite consecutive defeats to Ajax and Athletic Bilbao
La Liga's bottom club has axed its boss, with the weekend's 2-2 draw against Rayo Vallecano being deemed the final straw.
The Real Madrid captain has lost his place in the Blancos first team this year but is still in the running for the annual XI alongside the likes of Manuel Neuer.
The Real Madrid forward implied that the FIFA president's apology had been ignored and touched on a number of other topics after receiving an award from Marca.
The Real Madrid boss says he would look to strengthen other positions in the squad rather than acquiring the Barcelona star.
Gerardo Martino's men have played four times in their controversial away kit, registering three draws and a defeat in those games and scoring only two goals.
The Argentina international is refusing to read too much into his side's second consecutive defeat, but admitted it must do better.
The Spain international has dismissed rumors that he wants to leave his current club and added that his relationship with president Florentino Perez is fine.