DiMaria did not make the USA tour because of his national duties for Argentina in Copa America. Argentina lost out and thus that granted Di Maria some more resting time, not that he needed any.

Di Maria says he is looking forward to the start of next season and wants to win the tie against Barcelona for the Supercopa titles come August 14. He did not say anything about his wish for an improved contract. LookslikehewaslisteningtoRamos after all.

Little bad news too for today. Nuri Sahin will not play the friendly this Wednesday after initial reports suggested that he would be available. This means that Nuri Sahin will not be making his debut for Real Madrid this Wednesday, he (along with us) is going to have to wait some more to get his chance.

Mourinho is not the kind of manager who takes risks with his players and I think Nuri Sahin will not get any play time come Wednesdays clash. Sahin suffered his knee injury during Real Madrid’s tour of USA.

Pretty regular day as far as Real Madrid news are concerned. Nothing shocking, nothing too special. I think Real Madrid are done as far as summer signings are concerned. I would have liked to have Adebayor as a back up striker. Lets see what develops in the coming days.