Hey, just representing DFW sports, and I'm also quite fond of football. (as in soccer) I'll always try to be optimistic as possible, however....trying to be realistic as well. Forgive me if my affiliation does offends you, but I have to defend my teams lol.
Hi Tommy. Sorry for the late reply I just got back from a trip, almost no internet connection. I think most people only really know or watch Ronaldo amongst the Portuguese players, so they dismiss the rest. It's a shame really, because Portugal has some great players, they just aren't showing it right now.
Hi Tommy. Sorry for the late reply, for some reason I couldn't see any posts on my board for a while so I didn't see yours until recently. Thanks for the kind words and congrats on La Decima. Next season should be good, I'm really looking forward to it, just hoping that Barcelona will beat Madrid to the UCL crown this time.
Optimism is the way forward
That's funny I also have been telling many people I predict Costa will bust at Chelsea. especially with Chelsea's negative play style. I think Real will end up resigning Benzema, signing Pogba, and maybe Griezmann. I see Real selling Khedira, and Morata.
Looks like your prediction for the game was a lot better then mine lol
I'm glad you enjoyed my article. Thanks again for the support. Hoping to write up so more over the summer.
As for Cristiano, I would definitely not call him a "complete attacker/player". He may be a complete scorer or athlete, but he is a very limited player. He requires a wide forward role with space. He doesn't press, track back, and so forth. He was a main reason as to why we lost to Borussia Dortmund last season.
Jose Mourinho was spot on about Ronaldo. His ego is as big as his hair gel supply. And Real Madrid doesn't help, either. They keep kissing his ass. And if he's never criticised, he'll never learn. And that's why I get pissed when his fanboys get offended at everything that harps Ronaldo's reputation.
If it wasn't for Angel di Maria covering for Ronaldo, we would have been in more trouble. Thank God the big-nosed Argentine works hard for the team. Something Ronaldo doesn't do.
Illaramendi seems to be the focus of the recent training sessions, so I believe he will be up to the challenge. Varane can cover for Pepe as well. I'm just worried about Benzema because his hold up play can be crucial for our offense. Morata, and Isco don't seem up to it.
Atletico are a very good team. I'm sure it will be a low scoreline, but I believe Real Madrid will win. I'm obviously being biased, but oh well I really hope I'm right. How bout you?
Yeah, the only #10 on the provisional 20-man roster is Braga's Rafa Silva, who is also more than capable of playing on the wings. Bento will definitely utilize a 4-3-3, but he may decide to include William Carvalho as a replacement for either Meireles or Veloso. William could play as the lone defensive midfielder behind Moutinho and Meireles, but there is also a decent chance that Bento will opt for a two-man pivot of Veloso and William with Moutinho operating further forward - certainly the more defensive option. .
I don't think Ronaldo needs to redeem himself to anyone because in my opinion he is the best player in the world, and gives it his all every week. That would be one hell of an ending though, and if anyone can be the difference maker it will be Ronaldo.