Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal dominates the sports pages today after winning his ninth French Open yesterday evening, and his 14th Grand Slam in total, bringing him level with the great Pete Sampras.
But there is room for many Los Blancos stories, and we’ll start this morning with Michel Salgado discussing Daniel Carvajal’s future with both club and country. The young right-back, who returned to the club from Bayer Leverkussen last summer, had an impressive season at the Santiago Bernabeu, and was called up tho the initial 30-man World Cup squad before eventually being dropped by Vicente del Bosque for the tournament.
But Salgado says the 22-year old needs to be calm about his future and carry on doing what his is doing.
Speaking after the Corzon Classic match played in Madrid, Salgado said: “It’s surprising Carvajal didn’t make it into the World Cup squad, but the other two full-backs selected did have wonderful seasons too. He knows that he has a great future ahead of him. He’s had a brilliant five months or so with Real Madrid and his international future is good.”
Elsewhere, Ivan Zamorano told the press that Floretino Perez spoke to him about compatriot Arturo Vidal after the game at the Bernabeu on Sunday as efforts are ramped up to sign a midfielder this summer.