& # 39; We want to win & # 39 ;: Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid is serious about securing the domestic double because he says that Copa del Rey success is still important to his club
Zinedine Zidane has talked about his hope of winning. of the Copa del Rey after Real Madrid reached the last 16 with a 3-1 victory in Unionistas de Salamanca.
Gareth Bale provided the opener in the 18th minute, despite not having played since January 4, but picked up an ankle injury and had to be replaced.
Unionistas led the draw at the start of the second half through Alvaro Romero, but the quality of Los Blancos was too much for their opponents, with Juan Gongora scoring an own goal for Brahim Diaz & # 39; s strike closed finish the win.
& # 39; I welcome everyone, & # 39; told Frenchman Zidane at a press conference reported by Marca.
& # 39; We knew what kind of game it would really be small pitch. But there was motivation, because this is the Copa del Rey and we want to win it.
& # 39; It was a difficult night and we struggled as we moved the ball over the field, which didn't help. We are happy that we are in the last 16. & # 39;
Diaz was associated with a Bernabeu move, but Zidane refused to say whether the former Manchester City attacker would stay or leave the transfer window.
About the performance of Diaz, Zidane said: & I am happy with what he did with his goals. We are all here to do it well and nothing more.
& # 39; These matches do not change anything. Everyone knows their situation. & # 39;
Arsenal asterisk Gabriel Martinelli set his pay on TREBLE after his strong start to the season, while the Gunners want to ward off the interest of Real Madrid
- Gabriel Martinelli will be rewarded with a huge pay rise at Arsenal
- Arsenal is ready to pay its wages triple £ 10,000 a week to around £ 30,000
- Since joining Arsenal in July, Martinelli has scored 10 goals in 21 games
The asterisk of the Gunners has attracted interest from LaLiga giants Real Madrid
The 18-year-old striker has had a huge impact since his £ 6.3 million move in July from the Brazilian club Ituano in the Sao Paulo regional competition, this season scored 10 goals in 21 games for the Gunners.
His form has aroused interest from Real Madrid, who is believed to appreciate Martinelli at around £ 50 m.
The Brazilian has an excellent escape goal on Tuesday scored in Arsenal & # 39; s 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Stamford Bridge, and talks are already underway to reward Martinelli with a pay raise of £ 10,000 a week to around £ 30,000 – even though his current deal only ends in 2024 .
Martinelli, who has represented Brazil under the age of 23 but is eligible to play for Italy through his father, has impressed the new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta with his attitude on and off the field.
The striker has started the last two games of Arsenal due to the suspension of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with an unprecedented pace and calm to score at Chelsea and a natural penalty consciousness when tapping home at home in the 1-1 draw from Saturday with Sheffield United.
Martinelli seems to have done enough to keep his place when Aubameyang returns from his three-game ban for Arsenal & # 39; s trip to Burnley on Sunday week, and it is understood that the club record that Nicolas Pepe signs is the most likely candidate to fall on the couch.
The Ivorian signed for Arsenal from Lille for £ 72m in August, but has no significant influence on the club, settled five times in 25 performances this season.
Martinelli was rejected by Barcelona and Manchester United before she signed for Arsenal, despite the fact that he was brought in for four test sessions on the training ground of United Carrington between 2015 and 2017 and was in a youth team next to striker Mason Greenwood.
Unionistas 1-3 Real Madrid: Gareth Bale achieves the first goal since September 1 but hardly celebrates before the two late attacks of Brahim Diaz secure a hard-fought victory in Copa del Rey
- ] Really deserved a hard-fought victory over the Spanish third-rank Unionists of Salamanca
- Troubled Bale broke the deadlock with a deflected attempt in the 18th minute
- Alvaro Romero led brilliantly, but Brahim Diaz struck five minutes later
- The former attacker of Manchester City reappeared at death to seal the victory
Brahim Diaz – the former attacker of Manchester City who refuses to go on loan – Real Madrid sent the last 16 of the Spanish cup with braces after they were afraid of Unionista & # 39; s in the third row.
Gareth Bale gave Madrid a lead before he left injured and when the minnows led it was left to 20-year-old Brahim to ensure that there was no embarrassing cup exit.
His first was an awkward attempt, bundled in a cross on the far post, but his second was mazy dribble and shot with the close control and finish that made him definitely all Real Madrid's attempts to get him to reject another club.
Brahim joined Real Madrid in January 2019 for 17 million euros, but has not started any league games this season. Getafe would like to take him on loan, but he wants to stay in Madrid and believe that if he only plays in the Madrid cup race, it will do him more good than an enchantment elsewhere.
He did not reach the starting line in this game, but made the most of his time when he came.
First Bale showed his class with the opening goal, but a clearly muffled celebration suggested that he was far from happy.
He took the ball on his chest in the mid-first half area and saluted it past Brais Pereiro into the home team's goal, but had to be brought by teammates in any kind of celebration. Midfielder Casemiro hugged him after his goal, but there was hardly a smile from the Welshman who eventually left for seven minutes in the second half.
After Bale broke the deadlock in 18 minutes, another player was left out at the weekend by Zinedine Zidane, James Rodriguez, who reached the top when Madrid tried to double their lead.
It was not all Madrid in the first half. They had second choice goalkeeper Alphonse Aerola in goal and he saved from Juan Gongora.
At the restart it was Bale who almost created the second for Madrid when he ran to the right and pulled the ball back to Vinicius. The Brazilian hit the ball to Karim Benzema and when he could not finish it was left to James Rodriguez. It should have been the moment when Madrid doubled their lead, but James & tame shot was saved.
It was Bale's last meaningful contribution before he was deposed in 52 minutes. Brahim came to replace him and 10 minutes later he bundled Marcelo & # 39; s cross to put Madrid back after Alvaro Romero had stunned Madrid with the equalizer at 57 minutes.
The 23-year-old left wing carried the ball from the center line to the edge of the area and with Militao, Nacho and Dani Carvajal all kicking back, he shot past Areola from the penalty area.
Brahim's quick reaction meant that the feasts of the Unionists were short-lived. It was the strangest finish where the former Manchester City man stumbled across the cross but somehow sent it past Pereiro. A corner from the left fell on the foot of Carlos de la Nava. He tried to lead it past Areola, but the French keeper saved brilliantly on his line. James was taken off when Madrid wobbled. The Colombian seemed less happy with the change.
Luka Jovic also came to replace Benzema, but his luck for the goal has still not changed. He missed a clear opportunity after rebounding a Vinicius shot.
Brahim remained the brightest spark for Madrid and he finally got the third with a nice run and shot in the right wing. The goals will mean that some teams will redouble their efforts to give him on loan, but they can also make his decision to stay rigid.
& # 39; It's not a punishment & # 39 ;: Joao Felix would play it for Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey as a & # 39; dream & # 39; should consider if he is selected, says Diego Simeone
- Atletico Madrid take on Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey on Thursday evening
- Er is an expectation that Diego Simeone will choose to turn his side
- He insisted that if Joao Felix chose the side, it would not be a punishment for him
Diego Simeone told Joao Felix not to watch it as punishment if he is chosen to play for Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey.
Atletico takes over the third grade Leonesa Cultural Thursday night and there are suggestions that Simeone could choose the £ 101 million summer arrival for that collision.
It follows a season in which Felix struggles to impress, with only two goals and one assist in 16 LaLiga performances.
On Saturday, he played most of the defeat against Eibar, but hit the goal only once and offered no chance for a teammate.
Simeone is expected to rotate before the game on Thursday but refuses to be considered negative for one of his first team players.
& # 39; I don't expect [thought] – to think that playing can be a punishment, not appreciating it, & # 39; Simeone said before the game.
& # 39; Anyone can be asked [to play]. It is not a punishment.
& # 39; Playing a game for Atletico Madrid is a dream, and whoever should play, I hope they can get the minutes to develop in the best possible way. & # 39;
& # 39; Loans are ridiculous and not many clubs can afford it yet & # 39 ;: Gareth Bale & # 39; s agent rejects the prospect that the Wales star is leaving Real Madrid this month and insists that he has a contract of £ 350,000 a week will see
- Jonathan Barnett rejected as & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; any prospect that Bale was lent
- The star of Wales was associated with a move during this month's transfer window
- But this was emphatically denied by Barnett, who says that Bale & # 39; happy & # 39; is in Madrid
- Bale's contract runs until 2022 and his agent insists he will see it
- Real Madrid trip to take on Unionistas de Salamanca in the Copa del Rey
- The competition takes place Wednesday night in Unionistas & # 39; small 3000 seater stadium
- Sportsmail watched the huge gap between the two clubs
- Real Madrid have begun pursuing of Flamengo starlet Lincoln
- The La Liga club obtained the first refusal for the 19-year-old striker
- The agreement means that Flamengo Real must tell about every bid for Lincoln
- Lincoln is the U-20 of Brazil and played against Liverpool in Club World Cup
- Adama Traore admitted that he would be open to re-signing for Barcelona
- The Wolves Star spent 11 years in Barca before he left the club in 2015
- Traore also said he was considering switching to Barca's arch rivals Real Madrid
- Tottenham make an official bid for Boubakary Soumare, according to reports
- ] The Lille asterisk has attracted interest from people like Real Madrid and Man Utd
- However, Spurs have jumped the gun in hopes of signing the 20-year-old
- Soumare recently admitted that he wanted to leave Lille, but not this season
- ] Jose Mourinho & # 39; s No. 2 in Spurs, Joao Sacramento, collaborated with Soumare in Lille
Gareth Bale & # 39; s agent has described the prospect of the Welshman who loaned Real Madrid this month as & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; and insisted that he should see his Bernabeu contract.
Bale appeared for Real 14 times during another injury-affected season and is far from assured of his place in the side of Zinedine Zidane .
But Jonathan Barnett rejected speculation that Bale could lend the rest of the season or stay away from Madrid permanently.
He told Sky Sports News: & # 39; He is currently playing for Real Madrid tonight and has two and a half years off his contract and he is fine.
& # 39; He will be there and everything will be fine.
& # 39; He is one of the best players on earth, why would one of the best players on earth go on loan somewhere? That is ridiculous.
& # 39; Loans are ridiculous and not many clubs can actually pay him that. He is happy, he will play at Real Madrid and hopefully he will win a few more things with them. & # 39;
Asked if there was a chance that Bale could return to the former Tottenham club, Barnett replied: & # 39; I am an Arsenal supporter. & # 39;
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It came after gambling was suspended and this month returned to Tottenham, with Paddy Power among the bookmakers who lower their chances of the possible move.
Bale & # 39; s contract with the LaLiga club runs until 2022 and his weekly wage of £ 350,000 would make it difficult for other clubs to pay him.
Speculation that the relationship between Bale and Zidane was re-intensified on the weekend when the Wales international was banned from the s quad to play against Seville.
His absence came despite Bale training for a full week and being injury free.
But Bale has started nine of the 12 LaLiga games for which he is suitable for this season. , scored two goals and delivered two assists.
Barnett, the founder of the Stellar Group, will attend the meeting of the Association of Football Agents (AFA) at Barnet's The Hive stadium.
Many of Europe's leading agents, including Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes, are fighting FIFA plans to curb their influence on the transfer market.
The FIFA stakeholder committee voted in October last year for regulations that limit the amount that an intermediary can earn to earn 10 percent of the transfer fee – and three percent of the player's contribution.
Their players earn only £ 20,000 a year, they are owned by a small group of fans and their stadium has only 20 minutes of hot water … now Gareth Bale and Real Madrid visit small minnows of Unionistas de Salamanca
Real Madrid traveling to minnows Unionistas de Salamanca on Wednesday evening if they want to keep their Copa del Rey hope in a stadium with only 3,000 people.
Unionistas were founded from the axis of UD Salamanca, a historical and famous side that was the local club of Vicente del Bosque. Fans from the old club came together to take care of the setting.
Now they have the chance to beat Real for their own fans. Sportsmail has watched the huge gap between the two clubs.
Total spent time in Spain's top flight?
Real Madrid : 89 years
Unionistas : UD Salamanca spent 12 years in the first division before he went bankrupt in 2013 It is now Unionistas & # 39; dream to reach those heights.
They are currently in one of the third-row regional groups, but they are heading in the right direction after three impressive promotions of amateur, regional football where they started.
Madrid : 3.3 million
Salamanca : 140,000
General wage bill for the season?
Real : Sporting Intelligence figures published by Ma rca had the average annual salary at Real Madrid at the end of 2019 at € 10 million (£ 8.4 million).
Unionists : Here the average player's annual salary is approximately € 24,000 (£ 20,000)
The club is part of the Common Goal project – Juan Mata & # 39; s project where players donate 1 percent of their salaries to charities?
Real : No
Unionists : Yes
] Real : Hala Madrid, played before the game as opposed to sung by the fans.
Unionists : Every match they sing the old UD Salamanca anthem to honor the club.
Real : The green sheet of the Santiago Bernabeu kept in perfect condition by former Arsenal site man Paul Burgess.
] Unionistas : About 53 volunteers take care of the field in Las Pistas. On Monday it was covered with a blanket of snow, but it will be match-ready on Wednesday evening.
Real : Gareth Bale seems to have been omitted on the weekend against Seville. Spain internationals Isco and Dani Carvajal should also be part of a strong team.
Unionistas : Winger Piojo has already warned the Galaticos: & There is only enough hot water in the stadium for 20 minutes, so the last after the game will take cold showers. & # 39;
His teammate Javi Navas revealed: & # 39; If we have been told by some of the players to have the date of the game tattooed, I will dye my hair white. & # 39;
Real Madrid insures first refusal on another Flamengo wonderkid, because they sight on highly acclaimed striker Lincoln after sealing £ 25m Reinier deal
Lincoln & teammate Reinier was confirmed earlier this week as a Real Madrid player in a £ 25 million deal and will be joining the club at the end of the Olympic Games this summer.
The The La Liga side has now set its sights on securing Lincoln's services and has reached an agreement with Flamengo, which gives them the right to be informed of each offer made for the 19 year old and the option to match it.
Lincoln, only a new long-term agreement with Flamengo in 2018, with a release clause of £ 45.5 million, would become the fourth Brazilian who would join Madrid in the last two seasons if the Spanish giants decided to come and get him.
Madrid has signed Vinicuis Junior, Rodrygo and Reinier with an eye to the future.
Mundo Deportivo claim Real is still angry about missing Neymar and is now making sure they leave early for talent coming from Brazil.
Lincoln, who came off the bench for Flamengo in the Club World Cup Final against Liverpool last month, is a regular starter in Brazil & # 39; s Under-20 side and has scored four times in 11 international games for them .
& # 39; Why not? If they come, I would consider it & # 39 ;: Wolves star Adama Traore admits that he would be open to re-joining Barcelona, even though he & # 39; not according to the best conditions & leave … before he said he would also consider signing for their bow – Real Madrid rivals!
The 23-year-old enjoyed an outbreak season with Wolves and then linked his name to some of the largest clubs in Europe.
Traore went through Barcelona's famous La Masia academy system before he left in 2015 to sign for Aston Villa .
And he said that if the chance of returning to Barcelona would occur, he would not necessarily refuse this.
& # 39; Why not? If Barca comes, I would consider it, & the winger Wolves told the Spanish radio station El Larguero.
But Traore did not go to Barcelona fans in the same way, admitting that he would also sign for their arch-rivals.
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& # 39; And if Real Madrid comes, I would consider it the same, & he added.
Traore appeared four times for his first team from Barcelona before his departure almost five years ago.
& # 39; Why did I leave Barca? There were misunderstandings with the club and I decided to leave, & he said.
& # 39; I didn't go out in the best way, but I don't regret the decision to leave. & # 39;
Bayern Munich confirms signing of Real Madrid defends Alvaro Odriozola in loan agreement until the end of the season
The right back was out of favor with Bernabeu the entire season and has now left the club to get regular minutes.
Odriozola, who came to Madrid in 2018, becomes Bayern & # 39; s first signing of the January window.
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Tottenham & # 39; launch offer for Manchester United and Real Madrid focus on Boubakary Soumare & # 39; while Lille starlet is in transfer tug of war between European elite clubs
Tottenham has bid on Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, according to reports in France .
According to The Sun via the French newspaper L & # 39; Equipe Spurs are ready to steal a march on their rivals who have made a move for the Frenchman.
Spurs can have a small advantage in tempting the younger road of Lille, given that Jose Mourinho's assistant, Joao Sacramento, worked with him when he was a coach at the French club.
Soumare brought clubs to the red warning earlier this week when he admitted that he wanted to leave the Ligue 1 club.
Although he revealed that he wanted to leave Lille, he repeated that this would not be this season.
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Position: Defensive Midfield
Appeared this season: 25
Goals this season: 0
Red cards this season: 1
Yes, of course & # 39 ;, told he L & # 39; Equipe when asked if he wanted to go. & # 39; I have already discussed it with the coach.
& # 39; I told him very clearly. I have a very clear picture of where I want to go in my career. I want to do a whole season here, yes.
I feel good, my teammates are helping me. I know where I am today and that suits me.
& # 39; It's not time to leave – I don't want to leave with regret. & # 39;
He has played 25 times in all competitions for Lille this season, including the Champions League. His side is fifth in Ligue 1.