Real Madrid in meltdown – here’s what they’re saying…
Pellegrini – oops
If you happened to be passing through Merseyside last night, you might have just made out the yelping sounds of a middle-aged Spanish man jumping up and down on his sofa. That would have been Rafa Benitez, feeling rather relieved that his side wasn’t the only lot to get the Lyon treatment during this season’s Champions League.
It’s all kicking off in Spain, after Real Madrid crashed out of Europe last night, with supporters calling for Pellegrini’s head on a stick. Here’s some of the reaction so far, including a rather dramatic theory from Sergio Ramos:
“I apologize on behalf of the team… we inexplicably dropped in intensity.”
“We can not fight as if we are a team.”
“It’s a big blow, a very difficult time for Real Madrid and the fans. All we can do is apologize to the fans. We had all been looking forward to playing in a Champions League final at the Bernabeu and we have not achieved that.”
“We would have liked to have won it all. Hopefully we can win the championship, as did the club with Capello and Schuster. You can not assess such a large project in six months.”
“There is a curse and hopefully this run will end soon.”
So what next for Real Madrid? Has it all just been a big waste of money? And should Pellegrini get the chop?
Let us know with a comment.