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Miguel Gutierrez talks Real Madrid exit, Zidane, Ancelotti, Marcelo, possible return



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Real Madrid bid goodbye to several of their young prospects over the course of the summer window, including promising left-back Miguel Gutierrez.

A La Fabrica product, there were high expectations from the defender, but he did not get much of a look-in under Carlo Ancelotti last season and the club decided to move him on in the summer, with the defender signing for Girona.

Talking about his departure from the Santiago Bernabeu to Diario AS, Gutierrez said: “It was difficult to leave Madrid and even more so when you have been there for so long. 

“At first I gave a little thought because finding a team in which you are going to be comfortable with the idea of ​​the game is difficult, but at Girona I have everything. 

“After more than ten years in Madrid, I believed that it was a step that had to be taken. I couldn’t be happier to have come to Girona.”

When asked about what stood out the most for him during his time at Real Madrid, he replied: “There, when you enter as a child, they instil in you all the values ​​that are needed as a person, and as you go through stages and grow it is clear that, as seen in the first team, only winning is worth it. Defeat is not in the DNA.”

On being asked which player he followed the most, the youngster named Real Madrid legend Marcelo as his idol, saying:

“Marcelo. I shared a dressing room with him and it was a dream for me. I wish him all the best at Olympiacos and I would already sign to follow in his footsteps and achieve everything he achieved. His game and abilities were incredible and as a person, a ten. He was a symbol for Madrid.”

Talking about former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, who showed a lot of faith in him, Gutierrez said: “Zidane was a delight, I saw him do things in training and it was amazing. As a coach he is top.”

The youngster also hailed current manager Carlo Ancelotti, even though the Italian did not afford a lot of minutes to him, saying:

“I also remember Ancelotti, I am very grateful to him as well. He is a winner and he is managing to make Madrid an almost invincible team. I keep a lot of good things from both of them, I was privileged.”

On his feelings after being told to find a new club by Real Madrid, Gutierrez said: “It was not in good taste, of course, and I believed that this year was important for me, to show that I was worth for Primera. 

“In Madrid, it was decided that I had to leave, I was informed and I could not and did not want to be without playing. Girona went for me, I felt very loved and I was not wrong.”

When asked if Real Madrid will enjoy success this season, the Girona left-back replied: “Madrid is always Madrid. They are the best in the world and they show it. They have not lost a game and I will always wish him the best. 

“Another thing will be when they play against us on October 30. We are going to give them war.”

On whether he would like to return to Real Madrid in the future, Gutierrez said: “I recently left and I don’t want to think beyond Girona. Here I am being given a lot of trust and affection and time will tell. Madrid has always been my home and now Girona is.”

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  1. Leonard

    September 29, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    You’re a great lad, I saw the games you had some minutes with the first team and you were good.
    God bless you as you move on!

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Manchester City forward rejected Real Madrid after trials – ‘Good experience, but it’s in the past’



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When Real Madrid took on Manchester City last at the Etihad Stadium, they were humbled by a 4-0 thrashing that sent them home.

The game had Manchester City written all over it as the men in blue dominated from start to finish, generating almost five times as much goal threat as Real Madrid.

The final nail in the coffin on the night was delivered by a certain Argentine sensation who had been on the field for just two minutes.

Coming on in the 89th minute, Julian Alvarez found the back of the net in the first minute of added time and secured the win for his side.

Speaking to the media ahead of his team’s second-leg clash against the Merengues, the World Cup winner revealed that he was close to signing for Real Madrid in 2011 when he was still an eleven-year-old player with no professional contract.

He played a tournament in the Real Madrid colours, impressing the administration and management and doing enough to secure a deal.

However, his dream was cut short by FIFA’s rules which implied that a player under 16 could only sign for a club if his entire family moved with him. That, however, was not an option for Alvarez’s family.

“I was there for about 20 days. I was just 11 years old. To go to Spain, all my family had to move. It’s already in the past.”

Julian Alvarez scored against Real Madrid last season. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The young striker eventually signed for River Plate where he shone across all levels to earn a move to Manchester City in 2022. He now stares at another game against the club he could have represented and is determined to give his best tomorrow.

“It was a good experience but it’s in the past. Now I’m different, I’m a professional player. If we listen to what Pep tells us to do, we are going to win,” he said on his thoughts on Real Madrid.

When asked if he would like to score tomorrow against Los Blancos, the youngster did not hesitate in admitting that it would be special for him.

“Of course, I’d love to score again. Last game I was only able to play five minutes and I scored. This time I’d love to play a bit more and of course score.”

Finally, the World Cup winner spoke on Manchester City’s goal of defending the UCL title and why it was a very demanding ask from the men in blue.

“It’s going to be hard [to retain the Champions League]. Last season was hard, this season will be hard again. But we know what we have to do and we have the things to do it again.”

“We always learn, especially winning five different competitions, we learned a lot. But we always see the next game and we always focus on winning, winning, winning the next game,” he added on the team’s approach.

Source: Manchester Evening News

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