• Roberto Carlos: Losing a derby is like losing a World Cup final

    Roberto Carlos: Losing a derby is like losing a World Cup final

    City rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will clash at Vicente Calderon on Saturday and the former Los Blancos full-back admits there is plenty at stake.

    Former Real Madrid full-back Roberto Carlos has stressed the importance of the forthcoming showdown with Atletico Madrid by saying a derby defeat is like losing a World Cup final.

    City rivals Atletico and La Liga-leading Madrid will clash at Vicente Calderon on Saturday.

    Madrid top the league standings, six points clear of fourth-placed Atletico, whom they trumped […]

  • Zinedine Zidane the right manager for Real Madrid – Roberto Carlos

    Zinedine Zidane the right manager for Real Madrid – Roberto Carlos

    Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos has said former teammate Zinedine Zidane has already proven he is a perfect fit as coach of Los Blancos.

    Zidane was promoted from his position as head coach of the club’s reserve team, Castilla, to Rafa Benitez’s replacement in January, and steered Real to a runners-up finish in La Liga and to Champions League glory.

    Roberto Carlos said of Zidane, the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, to Onda Cero radio: “He is going to do […]

  • Ronaldo already has the Ballon d’Or at home – Roberto Carlos

    Ronaldo already has the Ballon d’Or at home – Roberto Carlos

    The former Real Madrid and Brazil defender has little faith the Portugal captain will pip Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to football’s greatest individual gong.

    Former Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has little doubt Cristiano Ronaldo will win the Ballon d’Or and has joked the Portugal international probably already has the trophy at home.

    Ronaldo enjoyed a successful year as he won the Champions League with Real Madrid, before helping Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.

    The attacker has been struggling somewhat in the […]