Gabriel Heinze has welcomed new signing (and his ex-Manchester United team-mate) to Real Madrid, and can’t wait to play with him again.
“I have a year left on my contract at Madrid, but the media have said that I don’t figure in the plans of the new coach. I have not spoken with anyone about this. I would love to play with Ronaldo and Kaka.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will be a great buy for Real Madrid. He is a fantastic player and can succeed at any club in the world. I have not spoken with him yet but I am glad an agreement has been reached. I know that he is an ambitious player and his dream will be to become the best at Real Madrid.
“There is a lot of talk about the size of the transfer. But a player can only be judged on what he does every week on the field and not the amount he is getting paid.
“It must have been a hard decision for him to leave Manchester United, but I am sure he is ready for a new adventure.”
Gabriel Heinze played both of Argentina’s World Cup Qualifiers – against Colombia and Ecuador, with mixed results.
On 6th June Gaby helped the team to defeat Colombia in Buenos Aires, with Diaz scoring the only goal of the game.
They had less luck when they faced Ecuador, however, with the team losing away from home, conceding two late goals.
Argentina now lie in fourth in the World Qualifiers table.
Gabriel Heinze has been called up to Diego Maradona’s Argentina side, ready to face Colombia and Ecuador in the World Cup Qualifiers on June 6th and June 10th.
Gabriel Heinze wants to stay at Real Madrid.
With the new President set to take over soon, Heinze has reassured fans that he only wants to be playing at the Bernabeu next season.
“Whatever is said in the press is not true 99 per cent of the time, I know what goes on. I have a year left on my contract and I am happy. The people who come in with the new project will put their view forward, and I mine, then we will sort it out as adults. I would like to stay” he told Spanish newspaper AS.
“Madrid have to win games, even though Osasuna are playing for more. We have a very professional dressing room and we cannot talk about what else goes on, aside from the result. We will not be going out there walking. We must respect the fact that they are playing for something. Wearing this shirt means you have responsibility,” he declared.
Gaby Heinze has called for his team-mates to concentrate on their next match, and no the up-and-coming ‘Clasico’ with Barcelona in a few weeks time.
Gaby told the official website: “We have to win all matches up until the Barcelona game, which is the crucial point as it enables us to cut the gap directly. We cannot rely on Barcelona not winning their matches.
“It is our duty to do what we do, which is winning. We just have to win and win, and expect them to lose points,” he said. “This is the only work that remains until the end of the season.”
“As long as there are mathematical possibilities, we believe in the comeback,” he said.
Gabriel Heinze has insisted that he will not use the altitude for their match against Bolivia as an excuse.
Whilst the game was played at 3,500 feet abovge sea level, Heinze feels that it would be wrong to use this to explain their shocking 6-1 defeat against Bolivia.
“We know what playing in the altitude implies, that it isn’t easy, but we won’t make this our excuse because our rivals were very superior to us, and we didn’t do things well,” said Heinze.
Valiant Gabriel Heinze has accepted that he was at fault for the Liverpool goal, but insists that Real Madrid have ever chance of beating Liverpool in the return leg.
Heinze told As: “I am responsible for the play during which Liverpool scored. We defended badly and the one (Benayoun) that we thought was the less likely to score claimed the winner.
“I have the belief that we will achieve a result (at Anfield) that will help us go through to the next round. The minimum we can do at Anfield is play with the same intensity and score at least one goal.
“”Let’s hope that we have more space and chances. We are good enough to go there and win. I hope so. As far as we are concerned, we like challenges.”
Gabriel Heinze has hinted that he may retire from football after the 2010 World Cup – but only if Argentina win!
He told Radio del Plata “If in 2010 God enlightens me, maybe I will give up everything because this (winning the World Cup) is the biggest wish I have in my life.
“What else I could wish if the World Cup is the biggest a footballer can ask for?”