Santiago Bernabeu

Last Game

R Madrid 7 - 3 Getafe

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 19:30

Spanish Primera BBVA

Arbeloa seeks Iker resolution

Real Madrid full-back Alvaro Arbeloa has admitted he needs to patch things up with team-mate and club captain Iker Casillas over their contrasting relationship with former coach Jose Mourinho.

Last Updated: 14/06/13 at 11:43 Post Comment

Alvaro Arbeloa: Is seeking reconciliation with team-mate Casillas

Alvaro Arbeloa: Is seeking reconciliation with team-mate Casillas

Arbeloa was one of Mourinho's most outspoken supporters in the Madrid dressing room, while Casillas had a public falling-out with the coach and played no part in the final four months of his tenure.

The two players' fractured relationship has been brought into sharp focus as they are currently preparing for the Confederations Cup with Spain.

Arbeloa told radio programme El Larguero: "We definitely need to talk. Too much has been made of this and I hope it ends soon. I'm sure we will work it out."

He also insisted the disagreement had not affected the atmosphere in the Spain camp and was not a concern for coach Vicente Del Bosque.

"Vicente hasn't spoken about it and nor does have to, we have a fine relationship and it won't damage the team," he said.

However, the former Liverpool man was blunt about his standing within the Spain squad.

"Some of the players are my friends and with others I just have a professional relationship. In life you have some good relationships and some that are not so good. We don't all have to be mates.

"I have a good relationship with all of them, but it's true that I'd only go out for dinner with a few of them."

After the Mourinho's last game in charge of Madrid, Arbeloa told the media of his displeasure with some of the players' attitude towards the outgoing coach, saying some "have lacked maturity".

Arbeloa defended those comments but insisted he was not referring to Casillas when he made them.

"I simply said what I felt. I said it was everyone's responsibility, I made a self-critique, beginning with myself. I didn't name Iker, nor was I talking about him indirectly. Too much was made of it and we have to move on."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting

Seven FIFA officials have been arrested on corruption charges, Swiss authorities confirm.

Danny Ings subject of £12m Tottenham bid - Sky sources

Tottenham are ready to bid £12m for Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to Sky sources.

FIFA claim 2018 and 2022 World Cups not under threat

FIFA have said that the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 will take place as scheduled despite latest arrests.

Mail Box

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company