Vikingo News!: All Eyes on Europe

March 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Vikingo News! | 4 Comments
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Yes it is Champions League week and this is the only thing that goes across everyone’s mind in Madrid headquarters. Well to be honest I think everyone has been anticipating the second leg of the Lyon game since the ref blew the whistle at the Stade de Garland. We are bloody obsessed with this year’s Champions League maybe more than I have ever seen before. Maybe this is not a good thing, but can you blame us?

First let’s take a look at Crissy boy’s presser this afternoon.

“Wednesday’s match is do-or-die. We are playing very good football and we have proven that we are the strongest team in La Liga. We are familiar with Lyon. They are a strong team physically speaking, but it’s our turn to play at home.”

“I hope our fans are just as supportive on Wednesday. We will do our very best to win. We have to prove to Lyon that we own the Bernabeu.”

You can say all you want about Cristiano Ronaldo, but there is no doubt that this boy loves to compete and is driven by a challenge. His last comment sticks with me the most because it sends out a clear message: This is our home, bitches! Oh, plus he sends out his support to his buddy Kaka who is not passing through his best moment, but CR9 is confident that Kaka will be decisive for Los Blancos. For the full presser click here.

Moving on, Lass Diarra spoke to Marca to speak of course about that match. Here is some of what he said:

“We need to pressure, strike fear in our opponent and score early against Lyon. I am sure it will be a match much different than the first leg. We need to start off strong and make sure they don’t score any goals. Being down 1-0 isn’t that bad. There isn’t much difference.”

“We have to be aggressive from the start. The crowd will help a lot, but we also have to take care of our business.

Poor Lass I really do feel for him as he has not been in top form as of late, and although I am a huge fan, I think Wednesday calls for him to be on the bench. Who’s with me? I bet the majority of the madridistas. Here is the link to the article, where he speaks of other things as well.

Next in line is Kaka who spoke to Uefa.com over his new life with Madrid, Ronaldo, and obviously La Decima.

“For us the prospect of winning Real Madrid’s tenth Champions Cup in the Santiago Bernabéu has to be a motivation, but not an obligation.”

“If it becomes an obligation then it will make things more difficult for us. Winning ‘La Décima’ at the Bernabéu certainly is the fervent hope of our fans and my fellow players because there are very few clubs who even get the opportunity to play the final in their own stadium.

“Even if Lyon are having a difficult domestic campaign everything changes when it comes to the Champions League,” he warns. “We are preparing to face a great opponent because they are a top club in European competition and the Champions League changes everyone’s motivation.”

Ricky really is so well spoken and I recommend you read the entire article because all of it is really good. So here ya go, there is also a video included.

The last declarations come from the one and only Zizou. Shhh everyone, when the man takes the stage we all must listen:

“I remember a Champions League game against Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu, where the stadium almost came down. If we have a night like that one, Real Madrid will be able to do great things.

“I am convinced that they are going to come back.”

Let’s hope Zizou words have magic to them like his football. Really could not find an article on this in English so I leave you with what AS had. Click here

*So it seems like a sure bet that Benzema will miss the CL match and according to El Mundo Deportivo, Sergio Ramos is in doubt because of an infection to his toe nail. Eww.. haven’t seen this anywhere else, but will get back to you guys on this gross but yet important topic.

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  1. I think Lass will be in the starting 11… but in any case, I hope that M. Diarra won’t step his foot on the grass of Santiago Bernabeu tomorrow…

    • Well I just got word of tonight’s starting 11 and Lass has been included, so you were right. Yeah I think Pellegrini has learned from his mistake and will not even dare thinking of putting Diarra in. Thanks for the comment!

      • I accidentally stumbled upon your blog, while I was searching for Real Madrid pictures on Google. Your blog is really nice! And the most important thing for me is that you seem to be from Spain, probably even from Madrid and yet your blog is in English! That’s amazing! When I read articles in English most of the times they are written by people who have never even been to Spain.

        p.s. by the way, I am from Kazakhstan! there are plenty of people who support Blancos! 🙂

  2. Hi Kazajo!
    Well I was born in the U.S, but my family is Spanish and hardcore madridistas so that’s why I’m well aware of the culture of the country and the club. Unfortunately, I have never had the privilege to visit Spain, but I am certainly saving money to take a trip someday.
    I had no idea there were madridistas in Kazakhstan! It is always really cool to hear that the club has strong support from every part of the world!
    And thanks, I’m glad you’ve liked my blog and hope you stop by again!
    Hala Madrid!


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