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Sergio Aguero issues justification after controversial remark towards Camavinga
Sergio Aguero came under fire for his recent comments on Eduardo Camavinga during one of his live streams.
Shortly after Argentina secured the FIFA World Cup after beating France in penalties, the former Barcelona striker started a live stream, where he had disrespected French midfielder and Real Madrid starlet Eduardo Camavinga.
Aguero had called the youngster a ‘d***face’ during the live stream, after which he received massive criticism, especially from Real Madrid supporters.
However, in one of his recent streams, the retired footballer has put out a response to the criticism, indicating that the comment was made in the manner of a joke.
“First of all, I have nothing to say about him. Secondly, it’s a joke during a celebration. Also, if you search in ‘stream’, I always joke with his name. Don’t look for problems,” said Aguero (h/t SPORT).
Formerly of Manchester City, Aguero retired from professional football almost a year ago after he was diagnosed with a heart condition. He was playing for Barcelona at the time, but he had to quit the club due to the diagnosis.
Aguero has since been very active on social media and often organises live streams to talk to his fans. Responding further to his comments on Camavinga, the former Man City striker added: “You don’t understand that I have nothing against him. He’s a crack. It’s something I do as a joke as I do in my ‘streams’. Zero evil, brother. Peace and love.”
Aguero was present at the Lusail Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and France. He even celebrated with the Argentine team, including his close friend Lionel Messi after they secured a narrow victory over the French.
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Ancelotti talks Mendy, Vinicius, Gavi, Tobias, Brazil job ahead of Real Madrid vs Valladolid
Real Madrid will be gunning to bounce back to winning ways when they lock horns with Real Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.
Los Blancos were on the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Barcelona the last time they were in action. The result meant that Carlo Ancelotti’s side have now fallen 12 points behind the Catalans in the La Liga title race.
The gap could widen to 15 points given that Barcelona are playing bottom-placed Elche later tonight. So, it becomes imperative for Real Madrid to make sure that there are no more slip-ups if they are to have any hope of pulling off a comeback in the title race.
Ahead of the game at the Bernabeu on Sunday, manager Ancelotti addressed the media, and discussed Ferland Mendy’s fitness situation as well his future amid links to the Brazil national team, among various other things.
On the state of the squad: “We are fine. The internationals are in good shape. We were unlucky to have Mendy injured but we are ready.”
On the speculations about his future and links to replacements: “I’m not surprised that there are these rumours. It doesn’t affect me, it doesn’t worry me. I’m just focused on fulfilling my duties with this club and with this team.
“I’m still here until Real Madrid allow me to stay here. I’m very well and I feel the affection of the president, the fans and the players. We have two months ahead of us and then hopefully we can continue.”
On others’ opinions on the job he is doing: “Everyone can say what they want. I know I have a contract and I want to fulfil it. I don’t know what might happen in the future.”
On the Brazil national team rumours: “The reality is that the Brazilian national team wants me and I love it and I’m very excited about it, but then I have to respect the contract I have and I want to fulfil it.”
On whether he will retire after the Real Madrid job: “No. I’m not thinking about it now.”
On the contract renewals: “The atmosphere at the moment is very calm and very focused on what we have to do. What is being talked about in the press is an outside issue. We hear it but it’s not an issue that worries us. The players know very well what they have to do.”
On whether Vinicius would be treated differently if he played for another club: “If my grandfather had wheels, he would be a cart. There have been problems with Vinicius, Gavi, we must respect the players.”
On Vinicius Tobias: “He is progressing very well and like the rest of the Castilla players we will have to talk about his future when the season is over.”
On injuries: “We have the same problems as in other teams. Mendy has not had a good season. We will replace him well as we did when he was out.”
On Brazil Federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues: “If he wants to talk to me I would love to meet and greet him.”
On Barcelona getting an extra day’s rest ahead of Copa semi-final: “I’m not surprised, it doesn’t bother me. They have an extra day but we have time to recover and there is no problem.”
Source: Real Madrid Twitter