Spanish Inquisition

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.”

Sergio Ramos

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.

(Quotes via Marca and

4 responses so far
  • Delboy Dublin // March 11, 2010 at 11:50 am

    €260mil to get binned in the first knockout round. TWO…HUNDRED…AND…SIXTY…MILLION…EUROS! Karma truly is a bitch… and utterly hilarious with it!

  • shay // March 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Oh how Sir Alex must have laughed when he heard the result. I know I did!

  • miraj // March 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    further proof that mindlessly buying every star player can’t buy success.

  • frank alapa // March 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Sergio Ramos is spot on -it has to be a curse -really lets all take our time and just think about it -first there was an alledge curse on ronaldo that made him miss games and allow messi and barcelona go to the top of the La ,he came back from the curse after the whole of portugal appeased the aggrieved gods and Real are on top of the La Liga and for the champions league sergio ramos who probably has relative who is Sha-man has just braved it and revealed that it is not the players lack luster play in the second half or ‘Higuan’s profligacy in front of goal or even kaka forgetting the import of scoring a goal or even pelligrini understanding that to whom much is given much is expected even it is in six months …no… it is just a curse …..on madrid ……so what do we do organise a church crusade of course ….to save Madrid ..or how did Ronaldo do it .

    may be the curse that will run its course is that Raul will soon retire and leave madrid and then madrid will start winning again ….well think about it …the year he was dropped from the spanish squad they won the EUROS ….just a curse theory though …hell every body is given their reasons why shouldn’t i?

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