Real Madrid won it’s 32nd Spanish league title and their first in four season after a 3-0 win at Athletic Bilbao on last night. The win leaves Los Blancos seven points clear of their biggest rivals FC Barcelona with two games remaining.
Goals from Gonxalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil and a 44th goal of the La Liga season for their superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since winning the title in 2008 Madridistas had to endure watching their rivals Barcelona lift the La Liga title. The players, coaches and fans celebrated their triumph in traditional fashion at Cibeles fountain and will continue their celebrations at the Granada over the weekend.
“I won the league title in Portugal, Italy and England, but this one has been the toughest. I’ve won seven league titles overall and I know what it feels like.
“Barcelona won all their games, as befits the great team that they are. They’ve been winning to the very last day.
“They are a club with great tradition that knows we deserved to win this title.”- Jose Mourihno
Despite winning his first La Liga title Mourihno knows his club cannot lose focus as next season they’ll have to fight even harder next season if they are to retain their title.
“We have to celebrate this championship, we have to continue working after tomorrow because next season will also be tough and we have games to play still in this campaign.
It was a tough ans strenuous season for Jose Mourihno and his men and they deservedly won the title that not even their biggest rivals should envy.
In a recent poll voted on by United fans Ryan Giggs was voted as the best ever Manchester United player, the poll was held by Inside United. On winning the award Gigg said…
“I couldn’t believe it to be honest, especially when you look at the list of other players who are up there.”
This is what the top 10 list looks like:
The Greatest: The Top 10
1. Ryan Giggs
2. Eric Cantona
3. George Best
4. Sir Bobby Charlton
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
6. Paul Scholes
7. David Beckham
8. Roy Keane
9. Peter Schmeichel
10. Wayne Rooney
I must admit that’s there’s a few players on this list i’m surprised to see and there’s a few that isn’t on the list i’m very much surprised didn’t make it.
“To be honest I miss the Premier League a lot. Of course I have good memories about Manchester. I have good friends there and I miss them a lot, so you never know.”
“Sir Alex Ferguson is like a second father for me. He helped me a lot during the six years I was in Manchester, he taught me many things.”
So there have been speculation on the future of one of United’s brightest stars once again and like previous players it turns out to be true. The news of Rooney wanting to leave has definitely come across as shocking to fans of United and even fans of other clubs.
Ever since joining Manchester United he has grown as a player and a man at the club, fans of the club probably feel betrayed with news and has the right to. This is the same Rooney that once kissed our badge after scoring against his former club Everton, he always stated his love for the club and his desire to spend the rest of his career here.
Rooney’s bombshell to leave isn’t based on winning trophies at the club because he has won numerous league titles, league cups and won the UEFA Champions League since his arrival. When i first heard the rumors i wasn’t too sure about what to think about them because the media often make stories up but then it came across to me that they could be true.
A few seasons ago Cristiano Ronaldo had an outstanding season then stated he wanted to leave and join Real Madrid, with this in mind i opened up the window of possibility that Rooney could take the same path since he himself previously had an amazing season with the club. The success and fame has once again gone to the head of another superstar at United.
“A lot of players now, before they’ve established themselves, get a lot of money, which I never got. I was on good money, don’t get me wrong, but I was playing in the first team and I was on £30. I was on an apprenticeship wage.”
“Then my next contract was like £200 with expenses and gradually contracts would get better the older you got. That was how I grew up. Now, before you’re proven, you’ve got the money – a four or five-year contract – which is the way football’s gone.”
“Some players can handle it, some player’s don’t. I’ve been at the club during its most successful era and been here a long time. It’s going to be hard to beat. I’m not going to say it will never ever be done, but it will be tough.”
A high percentage of the players turn out to be failures and this is happening more and more. Players agents often speak to highly of them and raise the expectations for that player, that player now has to perform way beyond their ability and that pressure usually is too much for them.
A perfect example of a player who had high expectations and failed to live up to them was Ricardo Quaresma. He was said to be a better player than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Cristiano is a player who does not have the culture of the swimming pool, he has no culture of simulation, he is a British-trained player, Ferguson trained,” said Mourinho. “In some cases, the simulators are given more protection and those who are honest are often the losers. I’m not a hypocrite if I say that they hit Cristiano very hard and that the yellow cards do not arrive or are slow in coming.”
Funny thing about all this is that while Mourihno was the coach of the Rent Boys (Chelsea) he often criticised Ronaldo. Jose Mourihno once insulted Ronaldo when he was still a young kid at United by talking about his lower classed background and poor education.
The wannabe giants in Manchester are looking to continue their ridiculous spending spree by offering Zlatan Ibrahimovic a four year deal worth £96M. With Barcelona currently in debt and the rift between Pep Guardiola and the striker a deal like this stands a good chance of happening.
Chelsea and Manchester City have both been interested in the striker and recently he said:
“I’m very happy there is an interest in me but I have four years more with Barcelona. “I will not leave because I am very happy there and I play with the best team in the world.
“I’m very happy to stay but if clubs are interested in me, I take it as a compliment. It means I’m doing a good job.”
“To play in England one day — absolutely. I feel I can give much more and I can still develop.
“You never know what happens in football, in 24 hours a lot of things can change.”
If this offer is accepted then Ibrahimovic wll earn £500,00 a week and 24m a year thus making him the highest paid footballer in the world surpassing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi & Kaka.