Getafe vs Real Madrid Sunday, August 26, 2012 21:00 CEST (Madrid) Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Ok, this is my third attempt today to start this post. Just got back from Castilla, Barca B match so I didn't get a chance to post earlier. Here is today's press conference and the translation below (credit: Madridismrg) What's new with Sahin, Modric, Carvalho and Kaká? There's not much I can tell you, really. I still think that the transfer window ends too late, because it's a good thing for everybody to know their definitive teams before the championship starts. We are playing and many things can still change. But that's the way it is. We have to accept things the way they are. The only new situation is Nuri's; he's going to play for Liverpool for a season. ¿Will Pepe be able to play tomorrow? We will make our decision today after training. He trained yesterday and had very good sensations. He'll train today again and we'll see. About Coentrao, how he plays with Real Madrid, Portugal's national team That's what you think. I think completely the opposite. Against Barça, he had a perfect match. We disagree and my opinion is the one that matters. How is the team feeling physically speaking? When do you think it will reach its best physical form? We're good, considering the time being, the preseason we had, the interruptions, the fact that we came back two days before the championship started. I think we're doing well. Regarding Kaká, is there a future? In another press conference, you said it was important to recover Sahin as a player and as a financial asset. Why does it feel like the financial aspect is not that important in Kaká's case? Kaká is the one who could give you a better answer regarding his future, because he knows best what he has in mind, what his intentions and ambitions are. As the coach of all the Real Madrid players, my job is to get the best performance possible out of my players. If Kaká is still a Real Madrid player after August 31st, I'll try and get the best out of him, just as we did last season. We got him to do things that turned out to be critical. That's why we're patiently waiting. Is Sahin's loan a satisfying operation financially speaking? I'm not the one who should answer that question. Real Madrid has great management and a president who makes sure to maintain the financial stability of the club, a club that is not ours, it's the club of all the madridistas. And the club cares very much about that stability. Some operations are easier to control than others. Regarding Nuri, his transfer fee, his salary with Liverpool, etc. all that is very much under control. Real Madrid knows what to do and does it very well. Are Higuaín and Benzema going to start one in two games all season long? No, no, no, it's not going to be a rule. It won't be that way, that's for sure. When only one of the two plays, it's because I made a decision based on certain aspects, it has nothing to do with making one of them happy one day and the other one the other day. This is not what I'm concerned about, as a coach. I pay attention to their physical form and to choose the best fit for a given situation. My calls will be successful sometimes, and some other times they won't, but I'll always try to keep certain aspects in mind. About Getafe I saw them play against Sevilla and I liked what I saw, which is not new. I like their coach, I've been saying so ever since I started coaching in Spanish Liga. I think they have quality in all aspects of their game. They're well organized, they play aggressively, they're good at counterattacking, they're good on set pieces, they have a lot of tall players and many players who have more or less the same level. About Morata's situation He's a first team player. When Castilla asks for him to play in Liga Adelante, we always make a decision based on our situation. For their match against Villarreal, they didn't ask for him to play. For today's match, they did, but since he will be on the bench with us tomorrow, it's not possible. Every time Castilla wants him to play and we are not using him, it's a good thing for Castilla and for the player himself that he goes and play with them. Would you like it if you could rely on as many players from la Fábrica as Barça does with la Masia? The more young players, the better. The more players "made in Real Madrid", the better. Now, I don't like the way you asked the question. Because the other day somebody said he liked to form players, not to buy them, and he won the Champions once and had 4 very good canteranos: Koeman, Romario, Stoichkov and Laudrup. These were 4 really good canteranos. About Modric I don't talk about players from other teams. Ask Tottenham to talk about him. About what the Catalan press says and whether Valdés is a better goalkeeper.... I don't think anything about it. (Check the video for the last question in English.) ---------------------------- Ronaldo in training, you can actually hear him talking with Albiol. Sorry about the shake, took a test shot with the normal camera, no tripod: Here's another short one from training: I'm going to upload more videos and photos as we get them sorted Cheers!