Facebook with Latestnigeriannews  Twieet with latestnigeriannews  RSS Page Feed
Home  |  All Headlines  |  Punch  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Vanguard   |  Guardian  |  The Nation  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent
World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  More Channels...

Viewing Mode:


  1.     Tool Tips    
  2.    Collapsible   
  3.    Collapsed     
Click to view all Entertainment headlines today

Click to view all World headlines today

Gareth Bale Talks Real Madrid vs. Atletico Ahead of 2016 Champions League Final

Published by Bleacher Report on Wed, 25 May 2016

Gareth Bale has stoked the fires ahead of Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League final showdown with Atletico Madrid, as he believes no Atleti players would get into Real's team.He made the bold claim to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE's El Partido de las 12 (h/t Goal's Chris Davie): "To me, no Atletico player would feature in Real Madrid's team."Los Rojiblancos finished just two points behind their bitter rivals in La Liga this season and will look to avenge their 2014 Champions League final defeat to Realin which Bale scoredin Milan on Saturday.Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak might have something to say about Bale's claim after a magnificent season in which he matched a record in La Liga, per the Champions League:Captain Diego Godin is also a key component in the side's rock-solid defence, and he too would likely make a combined XI of the two teams.While Los Blancos aren't short of firepower in Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann has firmly put himself in the conversation with 32 goals in all competitions this season. Bleacher Report UK's Paul Ansorge is a huge admirer:Of course, though only the most ardent Real supporter would agree with Bale's comment, the Welshman had little choice but to say it. To suggest otherwise would require him to put an Atleti player ahead of himself or his team-mates.PerAS, he described Los Rojiblancos as "a very physical and defensive team." The winger also complimented Atleti, and it's clear there will be no room for complacency when they face off at the San Siro. He told Real'sofficial website:A final is a match of maximum tension. It will be difficult but we will fight until the final minute for the win. We know that we can do it, we're confident, but it will be a difficult match against a great team like Atletico. We have to be patient because they defend very well. We must wait for our chance and when we create them, be accurate in front of goal.Per Real, he added:Bale also gave an update on the team's preparations and his own feelings as the showpiece approaches:I feel good and I'm really looking forward to Saturday. The team is calm, enjoying training and working hard. We think we can win and we'll try to lift theUndecima.It's true that I have scored goals in finals, but I don't know what the secret to it is. In a final everyone looks to give the best of themselves and I hope on Saturday I can get a goal and it's enough to win the title.Indeed, remaining calm will be vital for both sides. Failing to control emotions or maintain discipline can spell disaster, and that is always the case in derbies or cup finals. So it will be doubly important on Saturday.The 26-year-old has shown himself to be a man for big occasions during his time at the Bernabeu, having netted in finals of both the Champions League and Copa del Rey.As Bale noted, clear-cut chances could be few and far between thanks to Atletico's impeccable organisation and tireless work rate, so the match could easily be decided by a single goal. Whomever the chances fall tobe it Bale, Ronaldo, Griezmann or othersthey will need to be ruthless, or it could prove costly.
Click here to read full news..

All Channels Nigerian Dailies: Punch  |  Vanguard   |  The Nation  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Guardian  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent  |   The Herald  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  New Telegraph  |  Peoples Daily  |  Blueprint  |  Nigerian Pilot  |  Sahara Reporters  |  Premium Times  |  The Cable  |  PM News  |  APO Africa Newsroom

Categories Today: World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Columns  |  All Headlines Today

Entertainment (Local): Linda Ikeji  |  Bella Naija  |  Tori  |  Pulse  |  The NET  |  DailyPost  |  Information Nigeria  |  Gistlover  |  Lailas Blog  |  Miss Petite  |  Olufamous  |  Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog  |  Ynaija  |  All Entertainment News Today

Entertainment (World): TMZ  |  Daily Mail  |  Huffington Post

Sports: Goal  |  African Football  |  Bleacher Report  |  FTBpro  |  Kickoff  |  All Sports Headlines Today

Business & Finance: Nairametrics  |  Nigerian Tenders  |  Business Insider  |  Forbes  |  Entrepreneur  |  The Economist  |  BusinessTech  |  Financial Watch  |  BusinessDay  |  All Business News Headlines Today

Technology (Local): Techpoint  |  TechMoran  |  TechCity  |  Innovation Village  |  IT News Africa  |  Technology Times  |  Technext  |  Techcabal  |  All Technology News Headlines Today

Technology (World): Techcrunch  |  Techmeme  |  Slashdot  |  Wired  |  Hackers News  |  Engadget  |  Pocket Lint  |  The Verge

International Networks:   |  CNN  |  BBC  |  Al Jazeera  |  Yahoo

Forum:   |  Nairaland  |  Naij

Other Links: Home   |  Nigerian Jobs