Real Madrid Be honest in The Sportsman’s Club
Luis Figo gave an interview to The Sportsman’s Club in which he remembered his transfer of Barcelona to the Real Madrid by 60 million euros, which made him the first galactic of Florentino Prez.
“It may be more difficult that today there was such a transfer, but nothing is impossible in football. Who was going to say 20 years ago that you were going to pay so much for a player. People remember less than I came to Bara to replace Laudrup, who had just signed for Real Madrid. And this is increasing over time. But it is true that clubs take more precautions in this regard, with the inclusion of very high termination clauses. But follies can always be committed. I always thought that no one would be able to pay my clause. “
He remembered, of course, the famous episode of the piglet: “It cannot be denied that the party was going to be, let’s say, special, but not with the dimensions it acquired. The press, logically for their own interests, heated the party in the way they did, but each one is free to act in the way they think. “
The former Real Madrid player also spoke of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus: “Cristiano has made Madrid great and Madrid has made Cristiano great. Any team would want to have it, because it is a player who assures you a goal, which is the most important thing. And not a few, as we well know. ”
Figo record his controversial handover of the Barcelona to the Real Madrid, who still said he was “extremely happy”, and chose Ronaldo Nazrio as the best Brazilian he played with throughout his long sports career.
The former Real Madrid player, Barcelona and Inter de Miln, I stated this Wednesday in an interview with Fox Sports Brasil that for two decades he was “lucky” to play with some of the best Brazilians in the world of the time, among whom he cited Rivaled, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Adriano and Giovanni.
“Ronaldo was the one who impressed me the most, both in Barcelona and in Real Madrid. In Barcelona, when he did not have many injuries, he showed all his qualities. I didn’t need to do much to make a difference. That’s being special, “he confessed.
The former Portuguese winger also reviewed important moments in his career as a footballer, including his arrival and departure from Real Madrid. In this sense, he insisted that his controversial departure from Barcelona towards the eternal rival in 2000 was “a personal decision” that the passing of the years also showed him that it was a “right” choice. “I am extremely happy for the decision I made”, declare this Wednesday.
Five years later, he abandoned white discipline and went back to targeting the Brazilian coach. Vanderlei Luxembourg as one of those responsible for his departure. “The beginning of my relationship with him was normal, as a coach and player, but afterwards things deteriorated a bit and I ended up leaving Real Madrid because of the coach’s decisions, not to play,” he said. “They were not technical reasons and they were other reasons.. The experience (with Luxembourg) started normally, but ended up being quite negative, “he completed.