It all started at La Roselda arena where Malaga fans were treated to intelligently silk and mesmerizing dribbles of a 19-year old.
Isco had just broken out of Valencia’s youth team, got scooped by Malaga and wasted no time in showing the world the kind of stuff he was made of.
After the successful second seasonwith theAlbicelestes, big teams came calling but he chose to remain with Malaga who was at that time putting together an exciting team headed by Manuel Pellegrini and were about the same time undergoing a management take over from billionaire Al Thani who made it clear he was ready to spend. The Chilean-led side will go on to have a successful campaign and even qualify for Europe.
Real Madrid came calling afterwards in a move that saw the insatiable Galaticosscoop the league’s best two breakout stars in the mould of Isco and then heralded heir to Xabi Alonso – Asier Illarramendi.
Given Madrid’s reputation, the new inputs had trouble slotting into the top 11 as a back and forth progression, coupled with the almost annual change of coaches, threw the youngsters to obscurity with Isco making more bench cameos than actually starting while Illarramendi’s case was even worse. Read More
It’s been almost 2 years since KarimBenzema has represented France at the international stage in a competitive match as the Real Madrid player is not being valued by the head coach of the French national side Didier Deschamps.
This is something that has started to seriously worry and frustrate KarimBenzema as the 29 year old attacker is one of the most influential players for Real Madrid along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale but despite playing such a big role for the Spanish club, Benzemacant even get called up to play for France.
There is no doubt whatsoever that KarimBenzema is one of the most talented players in the world of football as he has consistently been able to perform at a high level with Real Madrid which has allowed him to make over 30 appearances in almost every single season with the Spanish club.
However, this has not been enough for him to play for his national side in over 1 year and Benzema has recently voiced his thoughts concerning his current uncomfortable position as the French attacker said: Read More
The owner of Chinese soccer club Tianjin Quanjian Shu Yuhui has confirmed that the outfit is trying to lure Real Madrid star Karim Benzema to China.
The club, which has signed numerous top football stars in the world, would have to limit their wishes with new rules that would allow for a reduced number of foreign stars in China.
Speaking to Chinese TV, Yuhui said: “We made a bid for Benzema. Our club had a massive investment plan for the new season but it was tightened up by the new rules. We need an out-and-out striker so we made a bid for Benzema.”
Yuhui was speaking to Tianjin Sports Channel and he seemed to be against the new regulations regarding transfers. The Chinese Football Association said that foreign players in the 2017 season would be limited in the wave of clubs running to buy the biggest and most talented players abroad as against developing local talents. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted that he needs to improve if he wants to score more goals with Real Madrid.
Despite the fact that he has recently scored two goals to help the Spanish team draw with Borussia Dortmund, the French international has come under intense criticisms for his form this season.
Karim Benzema said that he is aware of the critics and that he is working hard in order to improve. He admitted that he has not been consistent since the start of the season and that he wants things to change. He said that he is doing extra work on the training ground in order to improve his finishing and feels that he is becoming better each week.
The French player said that it is not easy to play at a club such as Real Madrid and that it is not guaranteed that you will score every week. Read More
David Beckham has stated that former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane is the best manager for Real Madrid.
He said that the French manager has a thorough knowledge of the club during his time playing for the club and that he is the right person in the right place.
David Beckham believes that Zinedine Zidane can have the same impact that Pep Guardiola had at Barcelona and he believes that the team is progressing under him.
The former England midfielder said that Zidane was a successful player and has won various trophies with different clubs. This places him in a position where he can understand players and know what they need.
David Beckham believes that Real Madrid has some great players in Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo and that they are definitely going to compete for trophies this year. He said that La Liga has also become quite competitive with clubs such as Atletico Madrid and Sevilla competing for trophies now. He believes that this is a good thing for competition as sometimes fans can become fed up to see only Barcelona and Real Madrid competing for the title. Read More
France hosted the UEFA Euro’s 2016 and the French national side was one of the favorites of winning the international competition as they had a mix of experience along with youngsters in the squad as well as having a number of highly rated players such as: Paul Pogba, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Patrice Evra.
Despite having a well-rounded squad, Didier Deschamps and his team failed to win the latest edition of the tournament and had to settle with a 2nd place finish as they lost to Portugal in the finals.
KarimBenzema could not participate in the 2016 edition of the Euro’s due to a scandal that he was involved in along with Mathew Valbuena where both of them had an issue with a sex tape.
The French striker of Real Madrid might had given France the final push that they needed in order to win the UEFA Euro’s 2016 but because of this scandal, he was not eligible to make it in.
He is now able to participate in the upcoming international competitions for France but it seems like the head coach of the French national side Didier Deschamps does not have KarimBenzema in his plans.
Didier Deschamps has recently talked about KarimBenzema’s current situation and it doesn’t look like the player of Real Madrid will be performing for the French national side anytime soon as the 28 year old striker said: Read More
Among the players in demand is Karim Benzema. Arsenal wanted Karim and they are making their demands more pronounced this year.
If Real Madrid would be looking at signing up Lewandowski then Arsenal would respond by seeking out Karim Benzema. This striker of fame comes from Bayern Munich and is being linked through rumors that he will be taken up by Real Madrid. Last summer Arsenal was linked to Benzema and the fact that the team wanted the striker
. However, a deal failed to materialize last year.
however, the This summer Arsenal will probably be going all out for the striker of world fame. There are several reports being circulated about Arsene Wenger wanting to secure this forward player of world class and make him part of his team. They have already promised to pay big money for the transfer of Alvaro Morata. Many media sources claimed that big money is being offered in Madrid if they wish to buy back his services from Juventus. Read More
Real Madrid centre forward, Karim Benzema, is returning to full fitness at just the right time for Real Madrid, who will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 after moving past their semi-final opponents in Man City with a 1-0 aggregate.
Coach Zinedine Zidane was relieved to see the Frenchman come back from a hamstring problem and score in Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over Valencia. The victory kept Real Madrid just a point behind League leader Barcelona, with one game to go in the race for the title.
Zidane told Real Madrid’s website:
“He’s not been at 100 percent for a while. We’ve seen that it wasn’t easy for him physically.
“(Against Valencia) he coped with it well and without any problems. We’ve got two games left. He’s getting better every day and he’s not feeling any discomfort from his last injury.”
The French striker has missed 15 games this season through injury but has still scored 28 goals in 34 games in all competitions — close to his record of 31 goals in the 2011-12 campaign, the year Real last won La Liga. The 28-year-old has found the back of the net in 20 of his 34 appearances for Real in the 2015-16 campaign, scoring six more goals than last season. Cristiano Ronaldo is Real’s leading scorer in the league with 33 goals. Read More
For the fans of Real Madrid there is much to cheer about. Karim Benzema along with Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez were able to claim a victory over their opposing team Villarreal.
They clinched a victory of three goals to none which was a major point for celebration for the team’s fans. With a catch like the legendary ex football player Zinedine Zidane the team probably does not need much motivation.
For those who watch the match between the two teams, this match has helped Real Madrid gain crucial points that they need and to showcase their skills and competency to other leading teams of Barcelona. The game got off to a positive start as Karim gave the lead to the team and scored a goal in the first half of the game. Lucas Vazquez then came forward. As it is said that football is a game of a team, when all team players put in a concerted effort it is difficult for the opposing team to hold them off. This particular game stood to this point especially. Read More
GuusHiddink’s reign in charge of the Dutch national football team lasted for 1 year and 3 months as he took charge of the national side on March of 2014 and it reached it’s end on June 2015.
When he signed his contract as the coach of Netherlands, the terms in this deal originally stated that Hiddink was going to be the manager of the national team at least until the 2016 Euro’s but his time at the helm did not survive as long due to a string of unsatisfying results.
With Louis van Gaal at the helm, Netherlands was able to make it into the semifinals of the 2014 as they overcame opponents such as: Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Chile and Australia before eventually being eliminated when facing off with Argentina.
Despite being knocked out in the semifinals by Argentina, it was still an impressive campaign for Louis van Gaal and his players. Things quickly began to take a downhill path after Louis van Gaal decided to step down from coaching the national side as he took charge of Manchester United.
GuusHiddink was the man selected to replace Louis van Gaal and Hiddink struggled trying to secure consistent victories as they lost against Italy, Czech Republic and Iceland. Netherlands is even in danger of not qualifying into the 2016 Euro’s as they are currently positioned in the 3rd spot of Group A after only being able to secure 10 points from 6 matches. Iceland and Czech Republic are ahead of them in the group. Read More