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Real Madrid midfielder says he wants Barcelona to lose ‘every time they play’
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the FIFA World Cup, Real Madrid and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni has shed light on his feelings for arch-rivals Barcelona.
The 22-year-old Frenchman arrived at Real Madrid only this past summer, signing from AS Monaco in a deal that could reach up to €100 million.
With Casemiro leaving in the summer, Tchouameni was thrust into the spotlight right away and he has excelled in his new team, quickly becoming a key member of Carlo Ancelotti’s setup.
An important part of the French national team setup as well, Tchouameni’s inclusion in the squad for the World Cup was a given.
In the France camp, Tchouameni is sharing the dressing room with two Barcelona players in Ousmane Dembele and Jules Kounde.
During the presser, the 22-year-old midfielder was asked about the form that the Barcelona winger was in heading into the tournament.
In response, the Real Madrid ace claimed that it was hard for him to talk about Dembele because he played for Barça, while admitting that he wants the Catalans to lose each time he watches them play.
“Every time I watch Barça matches, I hope they will lose. But it’s a chance to have him in our squad, I hope he will show the extent of his quality with us,” Tchouameni said (h/t InstantFoot).
With Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante unavailable, Tchouameni will have an integral role to play if France are to retain the World Cup.
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Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool monitoring 19-year-old Bundesliga wonderkid – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all monitoring Bayer Leverkusen and Germany wonderkid Florian Wirtz.
After recovering from his ACL injury, the teenage sensation has been slowly working his way back to his best form. So far this term, Wirtz has managed to rack up a tally of two goals and six assists from 13 matches in all competitions.
The 19-year-old’s talent and potential have never been in question and hence it does not come as a surprise that elite clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Liverpool are all keeping tabs on the German international.
A versatile attacking midfielder, Wirtz is capable of playing anywhere in the final third of the pitch and backs up with top-notch end product. Be it as a false-nine or in a more withdrawn role, the youngster has excelled for Bayer Leverkusen, catching the attention of top teams.
Real Madrid, for their part, are also understood to be among Wirtz’s admirers. Given the situation surrounding Karim Benzema’s fitness and the lack of backup at the top, the youngster could be an option, as he has shown potential while operating through the middle.
But Barcelona also have a strong interest in the teenager with reports even suggesting that they have already made contact with his father to enquire about his situation.
At the same time, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge admirer of his fellow German and with Roberto Firmino on his way out, Wirtz could be lined up as a possible replacement.
However, Romano adds that the expectation is that Wirtz could stay at Bayer Leverkusen for one more year and depart Germany once the UEFA Euro 2024 is out of the way.
For now, there have been talks or negotiations with any clubs, but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool are all tracking Wirtz and his progress in Germany.
Kamilu Ali Fagge
November 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm
Yes of course, it’s because we are REAL MADRID players and supporters, that’s why we don’t need Barca to win