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Calderon Confused By Real Madrid's Standards

  • Goal.com, Thursday, October 8, 2009 3:15 PM
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes the club is overreacting to its first loss, which came against Sevilla on Sunday. Rumors about the instability of Coach Manuel Pelligrini's job prompted Calderon to criticize the club's unrealistic expectations. "This pains me because after they lose a game, despite playing very well against a great team, after winning five matches where they scored the most goals and conceded the fewest, as well as having won twice in the Champions League, they are already starting to question the coach," Calderon told the publication Sport. "But this is a sign of the club. They destroy presidents, directors, coaches and players."

Calderon, who presided over the club for three years between the tenures of current president Florentino Perez, knows the difficulties of succeeding in Madrid. "It's very difficult to do well [at Real Madrid]. The current president had to leave after they went three years where they won nothing, and I had to do the same because it was impossible to bear the pressure, the insults to my children and my wife, the persecution, the private detectives..."

Calderon also expressed confusion about Perez's decision to not include pictures of the successes of Calderon's era around the walls of the Santiago Berabeau. "It seems a little strange to ignore two consecutive league titles - something that hadn't happened for 21 years," Calderon declared.

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