The online journal El Confidencial has unveiled several recordings in which Real Madrid president Florentino Perez openly criticizes several players of “Galactic“.
In the cold for several years with Real Madrid, the Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial has released recordings of club president Florentino Perez for a few days, which put him in a complicated position. We can hear him attacking many legends of the club, and almost everyone passes: Guti, Raul, Casillas, Ozil …
In a first recording revealed by El Confidencial on Tuesday July 13, we hear Florentino Pérez criticizing two Real Madrid legends: Raúl González and Iker Casillas. These harsh words were already known since they appeared in the book “Asalto al Real Madrid “, by journalist José Antonio Abellán. The former Madrid goalkeeper, now the club’s ambassador and vice-president of the Foundation, is the first to suffer the attacks by Flo Perez, recorded in 2006 and 2008. “Casillas is not a goalkeeper for Real Madrid. Casillas makes me laugh, I have a little sympathy for him. In size, he is very small and mentally he is a child, like a little dog», He declaims. Before going on: “He is one of the big crooks and the second is Raúl. The two big crooks of Real Madrid are first Raúl and then Casillas. “
“Raul is a negative guy, he destroys Madrid”
Now coach of the reserve team, Raul condensed all the hatred of Florentino Perez in 2006. Indeed the president was forced to leave the club in 2006 after the poor sporting record of the Galacticos. And according to him, he is no stranger to his departure: “He is responsible for the fact that Madrid is doing badly… Listen, I left because of him, among other things. (…) He’s a negative guy, he’s destroying Madrid. (…) Raúl is bad, he thinks that Madrid is his and he uses everything that is in Madrid, everything that we have developed, for his own benefit. “
Before recalling that the former glory of Real Madrid did not bring much to the club financially: “Beckham and Ronaldo were earning us a lot and making € 30million. The same for Zidane who took 25 million. Raúl was making absolutely nothing, we weren’t selling a single jersey.“
Zidane spared, not Cristiano Ronaldo
Then Florentino goes further and severely criticizes footballers as a whole. “The players are very selfish, you can’t count on them for nothing and whoever counts on them is wrong, they leave you stranded, that’s nonsense. I have a horrible conception of players. ” Before specifying that there are some exceptions: “Zidane is a beautiful guy, and Beckham and Ronaldo …“Even if he quickly changes his mind about the Brazilian striker:”Ronaldo is a jerk and that’s it. “
In another audio revealed the next day from 2012, the president of Real Madrid will tackle this time the other Ronaldo, CR7: “He is crazy. This guy is a fool, a sick man. You think this guy is normal, but he’s not, or he wouldn’t do all the things he does. ” His agent, Jorge Mendes would not have “No control over him“To believe the president of Merengues. Nor even on Mourinho, former Real Madrid coach between 2010 and 2013, whom Perez calls “imbecile“:”They are guys with terrible egos, both spoiled, and they don’t see the reality, because they both could make a lot more money if they were otherwise.. ” Another Portuguese, Fabio Coentrao, will in turn take it for his rank: “He’s still a player with no head and these guys get eaten by Real Madrid. (…) It is a little abnormal. He drives without a license …“
“The two worst were Figo and Raúl”
In the last shutters (for the moment) of these audios, it is the turn of Guti and Figo to be strongly criticized by Florentino Perez. On Guti, for example, Florentino declared in 2012, when the player had already retired, that he was worth nothing and that La Ser and La Cope (two Spanish radio stations) had been wrong to hire him as commentator: “Guti is a goat-like thug and he is his own worst enemy. It is well used by La Ser who wanted to hire a jerk. He’s a jerk. And the Cope, it’s the same, he’ll leave them hanging, he won’t go. “
About Figo, who Perez used to become president in 2000, he says he was a very toxic player, just like Raúl. “Figo is the one messing up the locker room. The best has always been Zidane. Figo was a son of a bitch like Raúl. The two worst were Figo and Raúl.Recall that the president dismissed the Portuguese in 2005 on a free transfer to Inter and that Guti left in 2010, just one year after Florentino returned to the presidency of Real Madrid.
Mezut Ozil attacked on his privacy
Also in 2012, Florentino Perez tackles this time Mesut Ozil, Real Madrid player between 2010 and 2013, talking about his adaptation to the city of Madrid and his love life. “He came here with a girlfriend when he was 21, he recalls. He is one of those third generation Turks … then he discovers Madrid. He releases his girlfriend and changes his life. He falls in love with an Italian model, originally from Milan. Then he would take a private plane, go over there, fuck her and come back. ” Before explaining that Mourinho, who nicknamed him El Besugo, a poison with bulging eyes, had a discussion with the player to explain to him that his girlfriend had slept with the entire locker room of Inter and Milan, “including technical staff“.
The newspaper El Pais and the television channel TVE have also had the right to some attacks, just like Michel, the former coach of OM and the Madrid reserve, or Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach between 2008 and 2016.
Florentino Perez criticizes illegally recorded audios and must apologize to FC Porto
In the turmoil, Perez defends himself in a short statement. He attributes the reproduction of “Conversations taken out of the general context in which they occur“To his”participation as one of the promoters of the Super League“. The president assures him that he will hand the case over to his lawyers, “who study the possible actions to be taken“. He also reveals that these audio clips were recorded “Clandestinely“By Mr. José Antonio Abellán, who reportedly”tried to sell them for many years without success»And he is surprised that they are taken over by El Confidencial after so long.
Florentino Perez also had to apologize to FC Porto, which he said in the audios that Mendes “was the representative of the president of Porto“And that with him”all transactions were strange“. Evoking a financial arrangement between the Portuguese agent, a Russian and accounts in Switzerland. “All the negotiation processes in which our clubs have participated, with the intervention of Mr. Jorge Mendes in some of them, have been carried out with maximum honesty and transparency.He defended himself in a letter sent to the club.
While El Confidencial continues to reveal at least once a day one of these audio episodes, it is very likely that new players or intermediaries will be targeted soon … To be continued.