Real Madrid coach Vicente Del Bosque has warned that, despite all the superstars at his disposal, his team are not unbeatable.
Madrid will line up Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Raul in an apparent soccer ‘dream team.’ But that does not guarantee success in Champions and Spanish Leagues.
Del Bosque said: “I am not complaining, of course. It’s a privilege to have players such as these in my squad. In the case of Ronaldo it will be an enormous pleasure to work with him. But I am not na‹ve enough to think we cannot be beaten. Opponents will try even harder against us. The pressure on us will be greater than ever, superstars or no superstars.”
Madrid opened their domestic campaign with a 2-0 win over Espanyol last Monday and begin their Champions League Cup defence away to Roma on September 17.
By Keir Radnedge