Friday, November 17, 2006

Roberto Carlos speaks about moving away

Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has been in the club for almost ten years, and he is expecting a pay-hike as he seeks new contract talks.

The Brazilian star has denied reports he's already agreed terms over a new deal at Real and admitted: "It is not that I feel mistreated. But I want to reach the numbers that I was offered by Fenerbahce and Chelsea.

"I think that I am young for football. I can play until I'm 40. I want to play for five years more. To speak with Pedja without knowing what it is happening is difficult. I can help Marcelo grow, but I want the club to listen to the things that are going through my mind.

"In fact, it is not money question, that would be crazy. The problem is where I want to play. I want to win two or three titles more with Real Madrid."

Monday, November 13, 2006

Super van Nistelrooy scores four goals

It was a really good game for Ruud van Nistelrooy. The Dutch frontman struck four times as Real Madrid defeated Osasuna four-one at the Reyno de Navarra Stadium in Pamplona to maintain their challenge at the top of Spanish "Liga" on Sunday.

Indeed, the former Manchester United player scored three before half-time and rounded off a superb display with a fourth near the end to take his total to eight goals from 10 Primera League encounters.

We must consider that this was his second hat-trick of the season, the other was against Levante in another four-one away victory in September.

"Yes, I have scored four once before, two years ago in the Champions League against Sparta Prague," said van Nistelrooy.

"But I think that today was a unique day, because from four or five chances I scored four goals and that is really hard.

"All the opportunities came to me and I was able to take advantage. These things don't happen often. It was incredible."