Van Der Vaart, Baptista and Robinho
Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster is delighted with the way new signing Rafael van der Vaart has quickly settled. OK, OK, hang on a minute. He scored just one goal which was not something you would call spectacular and I have seen him in the last two matches he has played for Real Madrid, he is nowhere near anything special. His touch is pretty OK, and distributes the ball well, but if the fans are expecting something of a Zidane or even Sneijder, then I think they’ll be left disappointed.
“He has integrated very well into the team, because he is a great player,” said Schuster, who was also asked about Real’s failure to find a deal for Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I’ve been watching this issue from the outside. It doesn’t bother me because I have only been focusing on my current team.”
Robinho saga continues as well (along with Baptista’s) as Robinho refuses to drop his contract demands.