Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon feels coach Jose Mourinho was wrong to criticise his team after their 1-0 defeat to Sevilla.The flamboyant coach said he "does not have a team" following the surprise loss, while also voicing his unhappiness with his side's collective spirit.
Real Madrid defender Pepe has issued a rallying cry to his team-mates after they lost 1-0 to Sevilla on Saturday.The Portugal international vowed to 'fight until the end', with the club now eight points behind arch-rivals Barcelona just four games into the new Liga season.
Emilio Butragueno has expressed his dismay at Real Madrid's current run of form, after they fell to defeat against Sevilla on Sunday.The reigning La Liga champions were undone by Piotr Trochowski's second-minute strike, a result which leaves Jose Mourinho's side eight points behind arch-rivals Barcelona.
Sevilla heaped more misery on Real Madrid with a 1-0 win, while rivals Barcelona continued their perfect start to the La Liga season.Defending champions Real were already five points adrift of league leaders Barcelona heading into Saturday's match after drawing and losing two of their opening three matches.
Ivan Rakitic has praised the qualities of Luka Modric, claiming that the new Real Madrid signing's vision separates him from his peers.The midfielder completed a 33 million-euro transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu from Tottenham in August and has already made a favourable impression on the Spanish champions' fans.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has warned his team they cannot afford to rest on their laurels after last season's La Liga success.The defender feels Real would normally be favourites to win the league title as reigning champions, but is aware they have to respect every opponent and work hard in order to replicate last year's results.
Barcelona travel to Getafe as they look to preserve their 100 percent record in La Liga in their bid to regain the title they lost last season.The 21-time La Liga champions seem to have made a smooth transition from iconic manager Pep Guardiola to former assistant Tito Vilanova.
Real Madrid attacker Jose Callejon has warned his team-mates not to underestimate Sevilla when they meet in La Liga on Saturday.The reigning champions have won their past five encounters against Sevilla, but the winger was quick to point out his team's struggles at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
|17-09||Calderon slams Mourinho comments|
|16-09||Pepe calls on Real to lift|
|16-09||Butragueno blames Real´s ´attitude problem´|
|16-09||La Liga wrap: Sevilla add to Madrid woes, Messi lifts Barcelona|
|15-09||Rakitic: Modric is a step ahead|
|15-09||Ramos eager to defend title|
|13-09||La Liga preview: Tough tests for Barcelona, Real Madrid|
|13-09||Callejon wary of Sevilla threat|