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Zidane takes blame as Betis beat Real Madrid

Former Barcelona forward Christain Tello broke Madrid hearts when he struck the 82nd-minute winner against the Los Blancos as Betis beat Zinedine Zidane's men 2:1 on Sunday in La Liga. Therefore, Real Madrid are now two points behind Barcelona despite last week's triumph in the Clasico. Zidane shouldered the blame for the result. Betis opened the scoring through Sidnei before Karim Benzema scored the equalizer. "I blame myself for everything. I am responsible," the Madrid coach said. READ: Solskjaer pleased with Fernandes after confrontation with Guardiola "I will not explain what has happened but it has been our worst game of the season." Real Madrid are now 2 points behind Barcelona with 11 games left to play as they fight for the domestic title they last won in 2017. Zida...
Benzema reveals strained relationship with Jose Mourinho
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Benzema reveals strained relationship with Jose Mourinho

Karim Benzema has revealed that there was a deterioration in his relationship with Jose Mourinho when the latter was Madrid boss, due to public criticism. Jose Mourinho in a press conference in 2011 described playing Benzema as a hunt which was carried out with a cat rather than a dog. “It was the start of a strain on the relationship, not everything after had good intentions,” Benzema told Canal+. “I thought those comments made him laugh and even though there was respect, I started to become irritated. “I told him that I respected him but that respect between a Coach and a player should be neutral and after that there were no more comments. “It’s always better to speak your mind and I’m usually quiet but if I’m annoyed, I will say so.”
Ramos: Ronaldo goes home upset when he doesn’t score
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Ramos: Ronaldo goes home upset when he doesn’t score

  Sergio Ramos as revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with his goal scoring form in the La Liga so far this season. Ronaldo was forced to endure another 90 minutes in the league without a goal, extending his domestic scoreless run to 3 in a row, as they won 3 nil against Las Palmas on Sunday. READ: TODAY'S FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS AND BETTING TIPS However, Ramos who isn't concerned with the  goal scoring form of the Portuguese hitman as well as that of Benzema, admitted that Ronaldo does get emotional when he fails to score, although he hit the woodwork three times against Las Palmas. 'Cristiano and Karim's goals will come in. Karim is more generous in that sense,' Ramos told Movistar. 'Cristiano is certainly going home upset when he does not score. 'But we do n...
Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch
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Hazard reveals his desire for Fabregas’ vision on the pitch

  Eden Hazard has noted that his game would be at a much higher level if he possessed the vision of Cesc Fabregas. The both of them are set to team up in Madrid on Wednesday for the UCL group stage clash against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. In the course of an interview for French Football Magazine, Hazard revealed his admiration for Fabregas' ability to read and see the game. Hazard was asked to assemble his perfect team with the heading ability of Benteke, Cristian Eriksen's free-kick prowess and the leadership traits of former Chelsea skipper John Terry. He said: 'I have had the chance to play with (Cesc) Fabregas and I can say that he has the best game vision in the world,' Hazard said. 'He does not run fast, technically he does not make gestures. READ: ...