Spanish sports daily As puts its focus today on yesterday’s Real Madrid players press conference to speak about the World Cup draw.
Angel di Maria, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, Marcelo and Luka Modric gave their points of view about the tournament and had a gesture with injured team-mate Sami Khedira, posing with his shirt.
The Madrid paper claims “Khedira could make his return in April,” although he wasn’t expected to come back from his knee injury until next summer.
Speaking about the World Cup, Casillas said “we’ll try to make our people feel proud of us.” Marcelo claimed “Spain is the best team, they’re above the rest.” While Luka Modric, whose national team will face Brazil in the first round, stated “I wouldn’t underestimate Croatia, we always perform well.”
The other main Madrid sports daily, Marca, highlights in its front page Cristiano Ronaldo words: “At the moment I’m focussed in winning everything with Real Madrid, I’ll think about the World Cup later.”
The Portuguese will face Khedira’s Germany in the group stage, where he will also meet again with his friend Mesut Ozil.