The Manager who led Spain to World Cup glory in 2010, Euro Glory in 2008 and 2012, has made valiant claims regarding Real Madrid and discussed the UCL Final in a unique way.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
Vincente Del Bosque talked to the Spanish news outlet COPE where he expressed his views on his former side he once managed, Real Madrid; who play for their 13th UCL title in Kiev this Saturday.
“Real Madrid have a great squad, and it’s the best club in Europe right now.”
The 2 times Champions League winner with Real Madrid in 2000 and 2002, made a very bold prediction in favor of Los Blancos who are on the verge of winning their 4th UCL title in 5 years and might become the only club ever to win the competition three consecutive times in its new era.
“They have to ratify that on Saturday. Real Madrid will beat Liverpool 4-1.”
Real Madrid are said to have the best squad depth and there might not be a single Liverpool player on the sheet when a combined XI is made up of both the teams. Though many fans will find a place for the Egyptian myth Mohammed Salah but not Vincente Del Bosque.
“I cannot find a single Liverpool player that improves Real Madrid, [not even] Salah.”
The former Spain and Real Madrid boss also discussed regarding Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, the two names who are said to be underperforming by many critics.
“[Gareth] Bale and [Karim] Benzema are very good.”
“Benzema is a great player too, sometimes [he can go] cold, but he has given an extraordinary performance, and Cristiano Ronaldo makes them all better.”
The 67-year-old also discussed Madrid’s poor form this season which cost them the La Liga title and suffer in crucial matches such as in Copa Del Rey against Leganes and in UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich.
“Madrid have neglected La Liga.”
“The Villarreal game was an example, and it had already happened more times. Their heads were disconnected from the game.”
“In Europe, Bayern put them in trouble [too].”
Will the bold prediction of the Spaniard coach come true is to be seen on 26th May 2018 at 7:45 PM CET when Real Madrid plays Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final held at Kiev, Ukraine. The Match will be telecasted live all over the globe via the official broadcasters of UEFA.