Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Madrid's Gago is Wise Beyond His Years
FIfa.com, February 27th, 2007 3:14PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Fernando Gago of Real Madrid may not be having the smoothest of transitions from the Argentine league to Spain's La Liga, but one thing the 20-year old possesses in spades is a maturity on the field that belies his age. Widely tipped as the successor to Fernando Redondo, the Merengues' midfield maestro in the mid to late '90s, Gago spoke to Fifa.com about his new life at Real Madrid.

With a great deal of equanimity, the youngster said he's just trying to enjoy every minute, treating each big event, like winning a starting role in Real's midfield or earning his first international cap, as an opportunity that may or may not happen again. Despite Real's shaky form, Gago remains confident: "I came here because I knew I was good enough and I was clear about what I had to offer," he said, adding that he doesn't feel the need to adjust his game: "I'm playing the same way I've always done and I just want to carry on showing why I got this far."

Gago's goal is to stay in Madrid and win trophies, although one day he hopes to return to Argentina, where he would only play again for Boca Juniors, his former club. He looks forward to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where hopefully he'll be leading Argentina. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
New York passes goal-anchoring law    
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill late that requires the state to come ...
Gervinho Tries to Smuggle Woman into Italy     
Apparently, AS Roma and Ivory Coast forward Gervinho tried and failed to smuggle a woman onto ...
Report: Wilshere Out Two-Three Months     
The Guardian on Monday reported that Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who went off injured in the ...
Enrique: Messi to Play Different Positions for Barca    
Lionel Messi will be used both as the main striker as well as a wide forward ...
Valcke: FIFA's Reputation is Damaged    
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Tuesday acknowledged that it could take "years" to rebuild FIFA's ...
Ribery Rips FIFA's Ballon d'Or     
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery expects teammates Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer to miss out on ...
Pellegrini: Aguero 'One of the Best in the World'    
Manuel Pellegrini hailed hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero for rescuing Manchester City's UEFA Champions League hopes with ...
Mourinho Hails 'Complete' Chelsea     
Jose Mourinho hailed the 'complete' performance of his players as Chelsea sealed first-place in Group G ...
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives