ball would have behaved, Ramos’s arm just kissed the ball but the refree disallowed it which I think was not a good call.

Against Roma, I cannot make any excuses, Real Madrid were poor and the two goals Real Madrid conceded at home were just awfull, if Real Madrid is to progress in the Champions League then they have to improve their defending against air balls alot.

Guti

Here is what Guti had to say

“Last year was good, but we expect improvements this year,” he said in the interview. “We still have the same squad of players and we all know what we want to achieve.

“We must get agoodstart to the season so that we will be comfortable in the league and that will allow us to focus on Europe. We want to be one of the best four teams in the continent again, which is what Real Madrid deserves to be.”

Guti then inevitably touched on the club’s transfer activities, especially those concerning the departures and one player who has been hitting the headlines lately in that department, Robinho.

The squad tries to stay away from all the rumours of players leaving. Everyone likes to play for Real Madrid, but it can be difficult to make any progress in this team. It is sometimes better to leave and play elsewhere than to stay here and not play at all.

But Robinho’s case is rather special. He feels happy at the club and the club also knows that he is a strong asset for the future and I believe all Madridistas want him to stay.”

Finally, the 31 year old club vice-captain voiced his joy about La Furia Roja’s triumph at Euro 2008.

I think Spain surprised all of us. You never know what will happen in football but this young team had made us all proud and they will be very important in the World Cup. I would’ve enjoyed myself greatly on the team, but it wasn’t meant to be,” he concluded.