Javier Tebas: Clasico was tough for Real Madrid

Javier Tebas: Clasico was tough for Real Madrid


La Liga president Javier Tebas says Real Madrid’s 4-0 defeat to Barcelona was tough to watch as a Madridista.

Los Blancos were humbled at the Santiago Bernabeu last Saturday as the league champions ran riot. Luis Suarez netted twice while Neymar and Andres Iniesta both netted. So impressed with the performance of the World Cup winner that the home fans even applauded Iniesta off the field when he was removed in the second half with the three points already wrapped up.

Tebas caused controversy last week when he admitted he was a Real Madrid fan and had been since he was a child. He added that despite his support for the 10-time Champions League winners, he has to put that to the side in his job and remain impartial.

“Barcelona played great, great football. They were much better than Madrid, and really wanted to win,” he said in quotes published by AS.

“As a fan of Madrid it was a tough game. I told my children, who were there, they had seen a part of football history as 4-0 doesn’t happen often. This is football. Hopefully Madrid can turn it around.”

Real face Eibar this weekend and will look to get back on track after losing two successive games in the league.