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Rudiger talks Benzema, Vinicius, Kroos, Werner ahead of RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid
The last time Antonio Rudiger stepped out for Real Madrid on a Champions League night, he put up a warrior’s display and scored an extraordinary last-minute equaliser to give his side one point against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Tomorrow, he will be in action in his homeland, Germany, as Los Merengues prepare to take on RB Leipzig.
The German international is expected to start in central defence on the night and will look to put up another no-nonsense performance. A win or a draw on the night secures Real Madrid the top spot in their group, and that will be the objective tomorrow.
Here are the snippets from Rudiger’s interaction with the press ahead of the anticipated clash in Germany.
On his commitment: “I will always give 100% at this club.”
On the opponents: “I feel good. Tomorrow we have a very strong opponent, with very fast players and a very strong striker like Werner.”
On his adaptation at his new club: “I am amazed at how quickly I have adapted at Real Madrid, big thanks to Kroos and Alaba.”
On the Ballon d’Or: “Benzema deserved the Ballon d’Or, and I’m proud to be in the top 30 too.”
On Real Madrid’s start to the season: “I’m happy with my performance so far, there’s a World Cup coming up, but we have a good team and I’m happy to be part of this club.”
On his injury: “I feel very good. Head hurt? I’ve never been a good-looking guy before (laughs), but I’m always ready to give everything I have for the team.”
On Vinicius Jr: “Vinicius is like a younger brother to me, he helps me with my Spanish, we understand each other very well. Vinicius is an excellent player, and I hope one day he will win the Ballon d’Or.”
On Toni Kroos’ future: “He’s a living legend at Real Madrid, everyone at the club respects him – he enjoys playing football, he’s always happy, that’s his decision when he retires. Germany will miss him at the World Cup.”
Source: Real Madrid Twitter
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Real Madrid midfielder has offers from multiple important clubs, but prefers to stay
It goes without saying that Dani Ceballos’ influence at Real Madrid has only grown since the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, despite that, clouds of uncertainty continue to remain over his future at the club.
It is understood that he is waiting for Madrid to come up with a renewal offer as his current deal expires at the end of the season.
According to Diario AS, Los Blancos had informed Ceballos that they would present him with a new contract towards the end of the season. To this date, though, there has been no proposal put forward by the team.
Ceballos is believed to be happy with his current status at Real Madrid. He does not want a big hike in salary, but what he is demanding is to feel important within the roster.
The Spaniard wants to know whether or not he has a place in the plans of the club and the manager. On the other hand, if Madrid does not offer him a new deal and the player ends up leaving, he knows he will have plenty of options to choose from.
Although Ceballos’ priority is to continue at Real Madrid, he is not closing doors on going abroad. At this moment, while there are no concrete offers, the midfielder has received multiple proposals through intermediaries of several important clubs, yet he continues to give Real Madrid priority.
Apart from the option of going abroad, Real Betis have made him known that he would be welcomed with open arms but given the financial troubles, a return remains an impossible task.
Furthermore, it has also been reported that Atletico Madrid approached the midfielder with an offer but as it turns out, Ceballos has decided to wait for Real Madrid after all.