Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly labelled membership legends Raul Gonzalez and Iker Casillas as “the biggest frauds” in a leaked recording from 2006.
Perez has been quoted criticizing Raul and Casillas by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, who have published an article allegedly containing the Los Blancos president’s quotes concerning the Spanish duo.
“Casillas is not a Real Madrid standard goalkeeper, what can I say? He’s not and never has been,” Perez allegedly stated.
“He has been a big failure of ours. The problem is people adore him, love him, talk to him, they defend him so much,” he added.
On Casillas, Perez was significantly harsh and stated, “He is not good enough to be the goalkeeper for Real Madrid, what do you want me to say?. He is not. And he never has been.”
“You can inform when issues aren’t going so effectively together with his girlfriend as effectively; he’s absent [mentally].
“He’s like a child… he’s like a lapdog, a puppet, something childlike.”
Perez additionally had a couple of harsh phrases to say about Casillas’ girlfriend Sara Carbonero. “This girl, I don’t trust her one bit,” stated Perez earlier than including, “This girl, these girls, you know what they’re after…they go crazy for fame,” Marca quoted from the leaked information.
However, Perez did say that he received on effectively with the goalkeeper.
“People assume I don’t like him, however the factor is I imagine if he’d dedicated himself extra he’d be the primary as a result of, regardless of being a bit quick, he has some distinctive qualities.
“But take the game against Barcelona with LaLiga at stake, the one we won 4-2… that Friday he arrived late to training… he’d had an argument with his girlfriend, ridiculous stuff.”
“It is the massive mistake we made. What has occurred is that [broken audio] they adore him, they need to communicate with him. … I don’t know. They defend him a lot. But, effectively, he is likely one of the large frauds of Madrid. The second is Raul. The two biggest frauds at Madrid are first Raul after which Casillas.
“[Zinedine] Zidane’s an incredible man. And [David] Beckham and Ronaldo. … But then there are the others that assume that … let’s see. Raul is a nasty individual.
“He thinks Madrid is his and he makes use of all the pieces there’s in Madrid, creating all the pieces for his personal profit. Him and his agent. They are accountable for Madrid not doing effectively.
Don’t care what Florentino Perez says tbh
Casillas and Raul had been and nonetheless are Madrid Godspic.twitter.com/ECkcXy3UrQ
— Antonio Mango (@AntonioMango4) July 13, 2021
Raul is now Real Madrid Castilla’s head coach and Casillas has additionally made his return to the membership final 12 months to work as an advisor.
Real Madrid launched a press release on behalf of Perez on Tuesday night which learn:
“Given the news broadcast in El Confidencial, in which phrases attributed to me are collected, I think it necessary to clarify: The reproduced phrases are pronounced in conversations clandestinely recorded by Mr. José Antonio Abellán, who has been trying to sell them for many years without success. It is surprising now that, despite the time that has elapsed, the newspaper El Confidencial collects them today . – They are single phrases of conversations taken from the broad context in which they occur.”
Comunicado del presidente del Real Madrid.#RealMadrid
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 13, 2021
“Let them reproduce now, after so many years have passed since those conversations took place, I understand that it is due to my participation as one of the promoters of the Super League. I have put the matter in the hands of my lawyers who are studying the possible actions to take.”