‘Raul, Casillas are Real Madrid’s biggest frauds’: Florentino Perez in leaked audio


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reportedly labelled membership legends Raul Gonzalez and Iker Casillas as “the biggest frauds” in a leaked recording from 2006.

Perez has been quoted criticizing Raul and Casillas by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, who’ve printed an article allegedly containing the Los Blancos president’s quotes concerning the Spanish duo.

“Casillas is not a Real Madrid standard goalkeeper, what can I say? He’s not and never has been,” Perez allegedly mentioned.

“He has been a big failure of ours. The problem is people adore him, love him, talk to him, they defend him so much,” he added.

On Casillas, Perez was significantly harsh and mentioned, “He is not good enough to be the goalkeeper for Real Madrid, what do you want me to say?. He is not. And he never has been.”

“You can inform when issues aren’t going so effectively together with his girlfriend as effectively; he’s absent [mentally].

“He’s like a child… he’s like a lapdog, a puppet, something childlike.”

Perez additionally had just a few harsh phrases to say about Casillas’ girlfriend Sara Carbonero. “This girl, I don’t trust her one bit,” mentioned Perez earlier than including, “This girl, these girls, you know what they’re after…they go crazy for fame,” Marca quoted from the leaked recordsdata.

However, Perez did say that he received on effectively with the goalkeeper.

“People suppose I don’t like him, however the factor is I consider if he’d dedicated himself extra he’d be the primary as a result of, regardless of being a bit brief, he has some distinctive qualities.

“But take the game against Barcelona with LaLiga at stake, the one we won 4-2… that Friday he arrived late to training… he’d had an argument with his girlfriend, ridiculous stuff.”

“It is the large mistake we made. What has occurred is that [broken audio] they adore him, they need to converse with him. … I don’t know. They defend him a lot. But, effectively, he is among the huge frauds of Madrid. The second is Raul. The two biggest frauds at Madrid are first Raul after which Casillas.

“[Zinedine] Zidane’s an important man. And [David] Beckham and Ronaldo. … But then there are the others that suppose that … let’s see. Raul is a foul individual.

“He thinks Madrid is his and he makes use of every little thing there’s in Madrid, creating every little thing for his personal profit. Him and his agent. They are responsible for Madrid not doing effectively.

Raul is now Real Madrid Castilla’s head coach and Casillas has additionally made his return to the membership final yr to work as an advisor.

Real Madrid launched a press release on behalf of Perez on Tuesday night which learn:

“Given the news broadcast in El Confidencial, in which phrases attributed to me are collected, I think it necessary to clarify: The reproduced phrases are pronounced in conversations clandestinely recorded by Mr. José Antonio Abellán, who has been trying to sell them for many years without success. It is surprising now that, despite the time that has elapsed, the newspaper El Confidencial collects them today . – They are single phrases of conversations taken from the broad context in which they occur.”

“Let them reproduce now, after so many years have passed since those conversations took place, I understand that it is due to my participation as one of the promoters of the Super League. I have put the matter in the hands of my lawyers who are studying the possible actions to take.”


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