Spain is still in shock at their defeat to Holland and the newspapers are dissecting what happened to them.
But Marca and AS still have plenty of content about Real Madrid, and today we’ll start with a player not involved in the World Cup – Gareth Bale. The Welshman is currently enjoying his summer break as his country did not qualify for the tournament.
Having made a great impact in his first season with Los Blancos, the 24-year-old is looking forward to even greater things to come. Bale, a 91-million-euro signing from Tottenham Hotspur, scored a brilliant winner in the final of the Copa del Rey, and also grabbed the crucial second Los Blancos goal in the Champions League final, to become the third man in Real Madrid history to score goals in both finals in the same season.
Now, he is looking forward to winning every trophy possible with Madrid next season, as well as picking up the Ballon d’Or award.
AS quotes Bale saying: “This season I want to win the Ballon d’Or and win everything possible with Real Madrid. I want Madrid to be the best team in the world without debate.”
Elsewhere, Chelsea midfielder Ramires has gone on record with his admiration for Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, as Los Blancos eye a move for the Brazilian. Ancelotti signed Ramires for the west London club in his time as Chelsea boss but wants to be reunited with him now at the Santiago Bernabeu.