Saturday, August 10, 2013

Inter Milan vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid will take on Inter Milan in its latest preseason match on Saturday.

The Spanish giants have been dominant in the preseason. Nowhere was this better exemplified than during the International Champions Cup 2013. Madrid took down Los Angeles 3-1 in its opener before defeating Everton 2-1. In the final, Madrid defeated Chelsea 3-1; Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in the final. One of his celebrations created some controversy as many felt that he was directing it at former coach Jose Mourinho.

However, Ronaldo denied the claims.

"I like to do my talking on the field. Things that happen off it do not affect me or damage me," Ronaldo said in an interview with Marca. "I aim to help Real Madrid to achieve its objectives and what happens away from there does not hurt me."

"I looked at the bench of my own team, at my team-mates [after scoring]," he added. "I did not acknowledge Mourinho [afterwards] because I did not see him, but I was with all the Chelsea technical staff. I do not hold a grudge. That is for losers."

The team has also faced the inability to get Gareth Bale from Tottenham. The English side has yet to respond to a 100 million euro offer and the Spanish side is starting to get impatient.

"If I do not talk about names, I do not talk about money. [But] €100 million seems a lot to me, a lot for everything. I do not talk about players nor money because I should not and cannot, out of respect," said Real Madrid President Florentino Perez.

Prediction: Los Blancos look incredibly good this preseason and should have no problems taking down the Italian side.

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