LEAKED: Real Madrid President’s Bitter Opinion of Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raúl

Published 07/14/2021, 4:44 PM EDT


Real Madrid are one of the most prestigious football clubs in world history. With 13 UEFA champions league triumphs and countless number of league and domestic trophies, the Los Blancos have solidified their name in the history books.

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In its 119 year history, Madrid have seen their fair share of quality players. From greats like Alfredo Di Stefano and Hugo Sanchez who built the foundation of the club to modern legends like Raul and Casillas, Los Merengues have stayed at the top due to their quality players.

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But off-late the club has seen a massive shift. Letting go off club legends like Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, pundits and fans alike have slammed president Florentino Perez. But the list of his controversies keeps on expanding.

Perez’s true opinions on Real Madrid legends Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo revealed

Florentino Perez might be regarded as the mastermind of the Galactico’s era, but it hasn’t been without its controversies. Be it his clash with players, or his disagreements with head coaches, Perez has had his criticisms.

After being at the center of European Super League fiasco, it seems Perez can’t catch a break. Spanish digital newspaper El Confidencial recently released some ground-breaking tapes where Perez is demeaning club legends like Raul, Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Perez whose broken relation with Casillas was pretty evident, was heard talking about ‘San Iker’ not being a worthy keeper for Los Blancos back in a leaked tape from 2006. “He’s not a Real Madrid goalkeeper, what can I say?… He has been our biggest mistake…. But anyways, he is one of the biggest frauds.”

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The 74-year-old was also heard criticising legendary forward Raul claiming that he is a negative person and how he affects the locker room. Perez’ expose also did not spare the Portuguese pair of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho.

Ronaldo, who is the top goalscorer in the club’s history, was arguably the best player to feature for the Los Blancos. In a leaked tape from 2012, Perez said, “This guy is an idiot, a sick man. You think this guy is normal, but he’s not normal. The longtime president went on to even claim that their former head coach Jose Mourinho was ‘an idiot.’ 

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This expose certainly reveals how rough behind the scenes of Real is. Madrid seems to be a club which is currently transitioning. But given all the turmoil surrounding the club, the management might be under massive pressure. Will Florentino Perez finally resign from his position as Real Madrid’s president amidst all the crisis?

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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