nedjelja, 3. siječnja 2010.

Gonzalo Higuain Aims To Keep His Feet On The Ground At Real Madrid

Gonzalo Higuain has been discussing the highlights of his career with Real Madrid, and admitted that although he has achieved success with Los Blancos, he hopes that he has remained level headed.

Despite the influx of new signings in the summer following the return of president Florentino Perez, the exciting Argentine remains one of coach Manuel Pellegrini’s key performers this season, as the club aim to reclaim their title from rivals Barcelona.

Higuain, speaking in an interview with newspaper Ole, stated that he finds it hard to believe that he is playing with one of the biggest clubs in the world, but is concentrating on enjoying his football and performing well.

He said, “I am at a high point in my career, and at my age what has happened to me is crazy.

“This happens to very few people, and luckily for me I have the support of my family, who make sure that I keep my feet on the ground.”

The 22-year old also took time to praise his current coach, Manuel Pellegrini, who hopes that despite not being first choice initially, has proven his worth to the Chilean.

He commented, “Hopefully I have did the things that he wanted, and has ensured that we keep in touch with one of the best Barcelona teams of all time.”

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About Real Madrid C.F.

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol , commonly known as Real Madrid (and in Spain, within an adequate context, simply as el Madrid), is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. It is the most successful team in Spanish football and was voted by FIFA as the most successful club of the 20th century, having won a record thirty-one La Liga titles, seventeen Spanish Cups, a record nine European Cups and two UEFA Cups. Real was a founding member of FIFA and the now-defunct G–14 group of Europe's leading football clubs as well as its replacement, the European Club Association. The word "Real" in the club's name is the Spanish term for "Royal", and was added in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem.

Founded in 1902, Real Madrid has since spent all of its history in the top flight of Spanish football. In the 1940s, the club, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and the Ciudad Deportiva were rebuilt following the Spanish Civil War. The club established itself as a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s. In the 1980s, the club had one of the best teams in Spain and Europe (known as La Quinta del Buitre), winning two UEFA Cups, five Spanish championships in a row, one Spanish cup and three Spanish Super Cups.

The team traditional home colours are all white, although it initially adopted a blue oblique stripe on the shirt. Its crest has been changed several times in attempts to modernise or re-brand; the current crest is a modified version of the one first adopted in the 1920s. Real's home ground is the 80,354-person-capacity Santiago Bernabéu football stadium in downtown Madrid, where it has played since 1947.

Real Madrid holds long-standing rivalries with some other clubs; the most notable of these is with FC Barcelona, the two teams regularly contest in El Clásico. Unlike most European football clubs, Real Madrid's members (socios) have owned and operated the club since its inception. The club is the world's richest football club (€351m) in terms of revenue and the second most valuable (worth over €950m as of 2008).