A more French Real Madrid

first_imgZidane is Frenching Madrid, giving it a French touch that could be even greater in the coming months. When relieving Benítez he found two compatriots, Benzema and Varane, while the community of his country in the current squad is formed by the two mentioned, Mendy Areola. It could be installed in summer Eduardo Camavinga (17), Angolan by birth, raised in France and with a French passport. And Zizou, despite the very high difficulty of signing, does not forget Pogba (27). Also, at the Bernabéu they look at the very young Cherki (16) and Upamecano (21). In 2020-21 Madrid could be very French, challenging the record of 2017-18, in which there were four Gauls. Varane, Mendy and Benzema will be safe. Camavinga has many options, more than Areola, the almost impossible Pogba, a Luca now on loan at Racing and some Cherki and Upamecano who are only closely controlled at the moment. Regardless of the doubts, what is undeniable is the new white accent, which blends very well with the Portuguese of the Brazilians (with Reinier, six). Karim, landed in 2009, was followed by two youth squads who managed to poke their heads very punctually with the elders, Luca and Enzo Zidane, and Varane, recommended by ZZ when he started to shine at the Lens. Would also have his chance Theo Hernández, Marseille. And last summer they joined Ferland Mendy, another bet from the coach, and Areola, ceded by PSG, whose continuity next year will be valued. 9center_img 18 The historical account of French of Real Madrid is at 19. The presence and command of Zidane are nurturing this group that lost any presence for 24 years, until Louis Hon He became the first Frenchman with a Real Madrid professional record. Before the central they did their bit Normand, Juan Petit and René Petit. Then they did Luciano, Kopa, Muller and, more recently, Karembeu, Anelka, Makélélé, Zidane himself, Faubert and Benzema.last_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   “It was unbelievable, it was our fans in there pulling for us and pushing us to victory. It was an unbelievable feeling.”Sunday’s matchup is not likely to have the same energy as the championship game, though it is a battle of teams looking to remain undefeated on this young season.Besides a chance to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 1974, the game also represents an opportunity for the Cardinals to pick up their play on offense against one of the league’s better defenses. “We’re not thinking about the 3-0, we’re just thinking about going out there and playing 60 minutes of good football,” Fitzgerald said. “We need to be able to do that. We haven’t done that thus far; from an offensive standpoint we haven’t even been close.”The Cardinals have scored 20 points in each of their first two games, though they rank 30th in the NFL in total offense and are tied for last in the league with a 5.6 yards per attempt average in the passing game.“You know the way our defense is playing, the way our special teams is playing,” Fitzgerald mused, “the blocked field goals, the blocked punts.“These guys are playing lights out, it’s time for us to pull our weight.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald remembers the 2008 NFC Championship Game quite well.The Cardinals were facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles for the right to go to Super Bowl XLIII. The game was at University of Phoenix Stadium, and it’s the last time the Eagles played in the building. Philadelphia is Arizona’s opponent this Sunday.“I just remember, vividly, the energy in that building,” Fitzgerald said of the championship game. “When they announced us and we were coming out of that tunnel…the hair on my arms was standing up, I mean, I’d never heard it that loud. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more