A series of grave accusations were made on Florentino Perez, he decided to come out to defend himself earlier today.
A puff piece was written yesterday about Florentino Perez allegedly slandering two of Real Madrid’s greatest legends. It happened through an article published on ‘El Confidencial’. Alleged recordings were published of Florentino saying the following sentences. About Iker Casillas, this is what Florentino allegedly: “He is not good enough to be the goalkeeper for Real Madrid, what do you want me to say? He is not. And he never has been. It is the big mistake we made.
“They defend him so much. But, well, he is one of the big frauds of Madrid. The second is Raul. The two biggest frauds at Madrid are first Raul and then Casillas. [Zinedine] Zidane’s a great guy. And [David] Beckham and Ronaldo. … But then there are the others that think that … let’s see. Raul is a bad person. He thinks Madrid is his and he uses everything there is in Madrid, developing everything for his own benefit. Him and his agent. They are to blame for Madrid not doing well. Look, I left, among other reasons, because of him. He is a negative guy, he is destroying Madrid.”
Florentino’s response to the article.
Only hours after the article was published, Florentino Perez issued the following statement without denying anything via the club’s website: “Following the article published by El Confidencial that features comments that I have been credited as having made, I believe that it is important to clarify that the published quotes were part of conversations secretly recorded by Mr. Jose Antonio Abellan, who has been trying to sell the recordings for many years without any success,” the Spaniard has said.
“I find it surprising that they have been published today by El Confidencial, despite the time that has elapsed. They are isolated quotes that were part of conversations and have been taken out of the wider context in which they were made. I understand that the fact that they have been published now, so many years on from the time the conversations took place, owes to my involvement as one of the driving forces behind the Super League. I have placed the matter in the hands of my lawyers, who are examining the course of action to be taken.”