named for the match against Levante at the Bernabeu tomorrow. Both Becks and Cassano were omitted for “technical reasons”. Becks did train today and now that the “veil of injury” has been lifted the situation at Real Madrid and Capello’s intentions are clear. Where is the “back tracking” and the “softening of stance” that the media has reported en-masse? It is no where to be seen. Actions speak louder than words. Still, to express surprise would be false, as my expectations of Calderon, Mijatovic and Capello are so low now that there is nothing they could do, no matter how unjust, that would seem anything other than predictable.David Beckham has been excluded from the squad
Capello did not mention David Beckham or give any explanation regarding his omission in today’s press conference. However, he did say in response to another matter “I like people who say things to your face”. Ah the irony. Mr Capello likes people who say what they have to say to your face and yet when he announced that he would never pick David Beckham to play for Real Madrid again, did he say it to David Beckham’s face? No. He said it to the media. Mr Capello, your hypocrisy is showing.
Today’s training write-up and pictures are online at the Real Madrid site.