The Return Of Iker, Sergio & Lukita, Training & More

24 Jul

SatelliteI’m still playing catch up from yesterday. Feels like I’ll never be done. A lot went on!

First off was Wednesday training. (Video)

And everything was all about Gareth. The mothership had a video that followed him from the hotel to training.

And then he was the star of yesterday’s presser.

Satellite (14)FROM REALMADRID.COM

Bale: “We’re looking forward to the season because we will try to win all six trophies”
by Alberto Navarro (Los Angeles)

“James Rodríguez is a great signing; to sign a player of such calibre is always important for the team”, said the Real Madrid winger.

Gareth Bale spoke at Real Madrid’s first press conference at UCLA. The Welshman, who is experiencing his first pre-season in Los Angeles with the Whites, spoke of the exciting campaign that the European champions are about to face: “We have six trophies that we can win and we want to win all of them. It will be exciting and there’s always pressure when you’re the world’s best club”.

“What I can say is that each player wants to win all six titles and retain the Champions League. We have a great team spirit and we all help each other. It will be hard, but we will work hard during pre-season just like in the regular season because we want to be the first side that has ever successfully defended the Champions League”.

Welcome James Rodríguez
“He is a great signing. He played well at the World Cup. He should try to get on the pitch as soon as he can. You have to acclimatise. At this club they make you feel comfortable. To sign a player of this magnitude is always important for the club”.

The system of play for the upcoming season
“The coach will decide on the system and who will play. It’s a question that I can’t answer. The boss has to. We all have to train hard and find our place in the team”.

“I want to improve what I did last season and win more titles.”

“Last season was difficult without a pre-season. Everyone helped me settle in and now I’m training well, something which I didn’t do last year. I want to start well and be consistent. I want to improve year
upon year and score goals and provide more assists”.

Physical advantage for not having played at the World Cup
“It could be an advantage. It was disappointing not being in Brazil but this year I can now have a full pre-season and all I want is to go day by day and get ready as well as I can”.

European Supercup to be played in Cardiff
“Obviously it motivates me a lot. We have six trophies that we can win and we want to win all of them. The Supercup is played in my country and we want to win the first trophy of the season”.

Real Madrid around the world
“Everyone knows that Real Madrid is universal but when you leave Spain you see things you don’t expect. We want to do well on the pitch. La Liga is more exciting all the time because we are bringing the best
players in the world here”.

Pre-season objectives in the USA
“The first thing is to get in shape. It’s great to come here and be with the fans. I want to play all the games I can so that we get into a rhythm. It’s important that a big side comes here because football in America is on the rise and this way we help it grow”.

The team did a meet and greet for lucky fans.


And Iker, Sergio & Man Edith arrived! Slowly, but surely, we’re getting the band back together.

Here’s a training update from yesterday:

Today’s first training incorporated the three newest returnees.

Hopefully, they're being chased by hairdressers who want to shave their heads.

Hopefully, they’re being chased by hairdressers who want to shave their heads.


The team also signed for the waiting fans. If any of you watishistas are there, tell all!


There’s more from today – another training session, another NBA visitor and another presser, but I once again must do my familial duty, so more later!

– Lozil

3 Responses to “The Return Of Iker, Sergio & Lukita, Training & More”

  1. Carol July 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    Love your comment about hoping some of them are being chased by hairdressers!

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

      I’ve been praying for that because, lord knows, someone needs to sort the hair on this team out pronto! 😉

  2. Tatiana July 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Ouch, Pepe too 😦

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