Despite spending more than £ 100 million in new players in the summer, Real Madrid’s poor form continued after the team suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad. This was the second league match of the season and Real Madrid already find themselves trailing rivals Barcelona by three points. Madrid made extensive changes to the Champions League winning team by bringing in the likes of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
The manager of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, has admitted that he has his eyes on the Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, but, he says that he is not going to take any transfer decisions in a hurry as he has got a lot of time.
Talking to a Spanish newspaper the other day, Ancelotti said, “We are not likely to make any signing in the next couple of weeks. It’s only at the end of the World Cup that we would start some sort of activity. There is no need to rush at this point of time.”
Speculation linking Luis Suarez with a move to Real Madrid have increased after Italian Carlo Ancelotti admitted that he is a fan of the Liverpool striker. Ancelotti led Madrid to the 10th European title, thus becoming one of the few managers to have won the Champions League three times. Even more important is that he led Madrid to the 10th European title, which they have been chasing for such a long period. As a result, Ancelotti said to enjoy a high status within the club. This is set to work in the transfer market as well.
Last season’s La Liga was one of the most exciting in years. It was a genuine three hose race for much of the season which left many fans biting their nails right until the final whistle.
Eventually Atlético Madrid came out on top, finishing three points clear of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and taking the title away from the big two for the first time since 2003-04. Next season, however, promises to be a return to form in La Liga, with Atlético struggling to contain the might of their challengers.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has suggested that defender Pepe could miss the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 24. The defender has been struggling with a series of injuries the last few weeks. He was taken off in the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich at the Allianz arena. Back then, it was suggested that he would be back in time to play in the final. Now, it has been put in serious doubt, as Madrid are likely to be without him and Karim Benzema according to Ancelotti.