On April 18, Real Madrid secured their 25th La Liga victory of this season with a final scoreboard of 3-1 but this victory came at a hefty cost for the team of Carlo Ancelotti as Gareth Bale had to be removed from the pitch at the 5th minute as he was replaced by Javier Hernandez at the early stages of the game.
The medical staff of Real Madrid is now reporting that Bale might have to stay on the sidelines of the team for up to 3 weeks and this will be leaving the Welshman unable to play in the upcoming crucial matches of Real Madrid as they have to play against: Athletic Madrid, Celta de Vigo, Almeria, Sevilla and Valencia in the next 3 weeks.
Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale are the regular starters of Ancelotti which have been picking up injuries recently and the Italian coach will have to find a solution to this recent injury wave that has been affecting some of his key figures.
Gareth Bale underwent a series of physical tests and scans in order to find out the length and condition of his injury and Real Madrid released a statement which read: “Following tests carried out on Gareth Bale at the Sanitas La Moraleja Hospital by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his left soleus. His progress will be monitored.” Continue reading
Manchester United target Gareth Bale has confirmed that he does not intend to leave Real Madrid – despite the intense speculation – in this January transfer window or in the summer.
The world record signing has been subjected to intense transfer rumours over the last few months. After having cost £ 85 million, many expected Bale to have an even greater impact than Ronaldo. This has not been the case as the Portuguese superstar has been able to go from strength to strength. After an impressive first season at Madrid where he contributed immensely for the Champions League and the Copa del Rey success, Bale has been finding it difficult to live up to the expectations. Continue reading
The Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that there is no player in the world who can play better than Marcelo at the full back position.
It completely contradicts the statement that the Selecao manager Dunga had made about Marcelo the other day.
Dunga had said that Marcelo did not have the right kind of approach during the World Cup this year and his recklessness cost Brazil dearly in the all important semi final game against Germany.
According to Dunga, rather than doing his job i.e. to keep the opposition attackers at bay, Marcelo has the tendency to try and move forward all the time and in order to do so, he leaves a hole at his position.
But, Ancelotti does not think that there is anything wrong with Marcelo’s approach as defender.
The Blancos manager has, in fact, put the 26-year old right up there in the list of full backs.
Speaking about Marcelo last evening, Ancelotti said, “I don’t think Marcelo was the only reason because of which Brazil could not win the World Cup. They made mistakes as a group. To hold any particular player responsible for that is not fair at all.”
“For me, Marcelo is as good as anybody else playing as full back in the professional circuit. This season, he’s been brilliant for us and we would not mind if he is not recalled to the Brazilian side because then he would put all his focus on the club.”
The previous manager of Brazil i.e. Luiz Felipe Scolari had faith in Marcelo and he had started with him in most of the games in the World Cup.
But, since the time Scolari has been replaced by Dunga, Marcelo has not played even one game for his country.