NEWS | 25/04/2014 | Javier García“Ronaldo was fine after the Champions League game and he will play against Osasuna”, added the Italian.
“I'm not thinking about Tuesday. We have a very important match against Osasuna and we have to try and win tomorrow. It's very important for the league. I don't think we'll change much for the match with Bayern”.
“Cristiano was fine after the match with Bayern, he's recovered well and needs to play in order to find his form and he'll play tomorrow. I'll make some changes, but not too many because it's a very important match for La Liga. We have to play this match with great focus and energy, because it won't be easy”.
“We're unsure about certain players, such as Karim (Benzema), who picked up a knock to his knee, and Pepe. Some players are a little tired. Bale started training today and he is feeling a little weak. I'll decide tomorrow whether to play him or wait for Tuesday. I'm unsure about Benzema I'll definitely play Morata, who is working well and has scored when he's come on”.
“In some matches it's best to play with four in the middle. Defensive work is a sacrifice and everyone can do it. With Bale, Cristiano and Benzema we can also defend in that way. We're trying to defend with a system with four midfielders and apply more pressure up front. Then, the attacking phase is the same as always, with two wide wingers and a centre forward”.
“His recovery is going very well, he's training with the team and doing strength exercises in order to keep improving. We don't know when he'll be ready to start, but we hope he can play before the end of the season”.
“I'm happy here at Real Madrid. I am lucky to be working at the best club in the world and my place is here”.
Guardiola and Rummenigge's statements
“I really like him. He has brought new things to football. He had a clear style at Barcelona that he is trying it at Bayern, although it is a little more complex. He's is doing some great work. I hope the trees burn on Wednesday, when we leave, and not on Tuesday”.
Support for Tito Vilanova
“We're all concerned. We are very sorry to hear about it and hope that everything turns out well. We'll all try to be near him”.