Madrid sports newspapers put their focus today on the controversy surrounding Angel di Maria, after the Argentinian grabbed his crotch as he was booed by fans on Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Di Maria defends himself,” As titles. The Madrid daily highlights on its front page the winger’s words in yesterday’s press conference.
“I feel like I’m constantly required to clarify things; when others make a gesture nobody ask them, but if it’s me there’s controversy,” he said. “If someone felt bad, I apologyse,” he added.
Marca emphasizes “Di Maria defends his version” over the gesture being just a coincidence. “However, the club has opened proceedings,” they report.
Spain’s most sold newspaper also claims that Xabi Alonso is having trouble with his eardrum complaint. “The noise in the stadiums makes him dizzy,” Marca states.
In other news, the Madrid daily reports “Liverpool also want to sign Alvaro Morata.” Marca points out “Real won’t negotiate.”