Training and Mallorca Call Up

13 Jan

For the second day in a row, Pipita and Sergio decided to strike an adorable pose for the cameras at training. It’s like they know the fangirls are watching! Imagine that.  But Real Madrid has bigger problems as we go into tomorrow’s game with Mallorca…

Kaka got Cris preggers! For fuck’s sake! It’s a week before El Clasico! What were you thinking, Kaka?! Or weren’t you?  Ah what a tangled bromantic web these boys weave. Anyhow, behold – the training pictures…

It’s really good to see Angel and Carvalho out on the pitch. I really hope they will both be back playing soon. We really need them.  Also, animo Sami!

Mou did his presser today and it was in typical Mou fashion – taking the press head on and giving them a good chiding. I love this man. He pulls no punches.

Mourinho: “We don’t hide the fact that the league is a priority for us”   by Edu Bueno / Translation by Michael J. O’Donnell

“Our match against Mallorca is most important right now and we’ll have to do our very best in it”

Jose Mourinho analysed tomorrow’s match against Mallorca, which he said is of maximum priority right now.

“We’re about to face Mallorca in the league, so there’s no point in talking about Barcelona now. It’s good for the media because you sell more and work less, but I’m not going to think about them right now because I’m not interested at the moment.”

“The league championship is a priority for us. The match against Mallorca is very important; right now it’s the most important one. Three important points will be at stake and we have to take as many as we can to avoid our most immediate opponent from catching up with us. We’ll have to do our very best to win. We dropped points last year and there’s still that risk. Mallorca have improved considerably and their morale is high following their shower of goals in the Copa del Rey. They’re better than ever.”

“I hope the Copa tie does not distract my men. We’re about to face Mallorca and Athletic Bilbao in games that will be difficult enough to have them lose focus. I’ll do everything I can to avoid that. Tomorrow’s match is most important, like all other games in the league. It’s a priority. The Copa del Rey is also an important championship and we’ll have to fight for it. We’re the defending champions, but the league is too important for us to focus on other fixtures that, despite also being important, aren’t as much.”

“Di Maria has no chance of making the cut for the game and we’ll have to see if he’s recovered by next week. We’re not going to use any rotation system or protective changes on the lineup. We shouldn’t cry about Khedira’s injury either or use it as an excuse. He is an important player and we’ll miss him, but that’s that. We lost Higuain last season. That’s what the squad’s there for. Those who get a chance will have to prove they are players worthy of Real Madrid.”

“Carvalho is training without limitations and will not be featured in the medical report, but he won’t travel to Mallorca either because he has yet to get used to the pace of competing. I can’t seem to find a spot for Sahin right now. The preseason is over and he hasn’t played many games. He has to continue working hard to be ready when the time comes.”

“We’ll face the second half of the season with the same players we had at the start. We’re sure of this. We’re not interested in either buying nor selling.”

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a centre forward and his free-kick efficiency should be compared to that of players on other teams, if that’s what one wishes to do. Do you have the others’ numbers? We’re talking about the latest Golden Boot winner! The only player who’s scored more goals than Cristiano is a player from Estonia.”

Called up for tomorrow are the following players:

Goalkeepers: Casillas, Adam and Mejias.
Defenders: Ramos, Marcelo, Varane, Albiol, Pepe, Coentrão and Arbeloa.
Midfielders: Lass, Xabi Alonso, Ozil, Callejon, Granero, Sahin and Kaka.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain and Benzema.

– Lozil

5 Responses to “Training and Mallorca Call Up”

  1. maddy January 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Lozil check my twitter! I’d copy and paste in an email but my phone might cry

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Just getting around to reading comments. Were you talking about the Nagore pix? I had those while I was working on this post and posted them right after. I follow Realmadridinfo too. Great minds think alike. If you meant something else, let me know.

      • maddy January 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

        Oh goodie. Yup the nagore pics. I squealed when i saw them and thought of you immediately!

  2. Tania January 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I wish I had gotten Cris pregnant 🙂

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