Anónimo SAID:
what do you think about di maria asking to leave real madrid? do you think the board should have done more to keep him (like give him a pay raise?)

I think we should have done more (the pay issue is kind of messy - he didn’t ask for a raise (at least to my knowledge) and wage inflation would have prevented that anyways) but I can see both sides of the issue (his & the clubs). I honestly think it’s a mistake to let him leave as he is vastly under-appreciated and I believe him & Modric were probs our best players last season. 

“When I came to Real Madrid, all my dreams came true. These years have been magnificent, I have enjoyed every moment and I’ve had fun. In the coming years I’m going to give even more. My dream continues with my renewal. I hope we can win many more titles in the years to come”.

Luka Modric interview after his renewal with RealMadrid [+] [+]

Training | 21-08-14

Final training session before the Supercopa de España second leg | 21-08-14

Iker Casillas + Ice Bucket Challenge [x]

Sergio Ramos post-match interview after 1st leg of Spanish Super Cup

"We had the control of the game. The goal was a silly mistake, but there is no reason to point to any player”

“I’m happy because it is day I had dreamed of. I scored a goal, but we wanted to win and that wasn’t to be. I’m getting there bit by bit and training session by training session I’m improving. Hopefully I can score many more goals.

The victory was within reach, but now we have to go out to win in the Calderón. We have to be patient, look for spaces, pass the ball and try to score there. As a great team we have to go out to win no matter what. Hopefully I can score again in the Calderón and try to help my team win there.”

- James Rodriguez, after the first leg of the Supercopa | 19-08-14

Official: Luka Modrić for four more years | August 20, 2014 

The midfielder signed with Real Madrid in 2012 on a five-year contract; he will now be tied to the club through 2018.

"I think it could’ve been better but the Supercup is very open going into the 2nd match at the Calderón. 0-0 gives them the advantage so we have to go there to score (…) It’s easy to have an understanding with great players & that is what Kroos is. Despite his youth he has experience at the highest level & he is a great signing for the club.”

- Xabi Alonso, after the first leg of the Supercopa | 19-08-14

James Rodriguez scores his first goal (81’) for Real Madrid in the Bernabéu, during the 1st leg of the Supercopa.
Real Madrid 1-1 Atlético Madrid

Real Madrid honours legend Alfredo Di Stéfano, who died in July 2014.
Gracias, Alfredo.

Celebrating James’ goal | 19-08-14

“I do not believe it is Di Maria’s intention to leave.”

— Sergio Ramos, after the first leg of the Supercopa | 19-08-14

James Rodriguez first goal for Real Madrid | 19-08-14