‘No Atleti players could make Madrid XI’

Guti has claimed that no Atletico Madrid players could get into “this” Real Madrid team ahead of Saturday’s capital derby at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Guti spent his entire career at Madrid, spending 15 years in their first team between 1995 and 2010 and making over 500 appearances in that time, and he took his most recent media opportunity to stoke the fires of his former club’s two biggest rivals.

“The truth is that it’s very hard for me to say,” he said when posed the question on whether any Atleti players could make Madrid’s XI at a promotional event on Thursday.

“I don’t think any Atleti player could play in this Madrid team.

“When I was a player, going to Calderon was an easy match, but things are much more difficult with [Diego] Simeone.

“Now they’re one of Madrid’s biggest threats and I always want them to lose.

“[On Simeone’s claim that Madrid are being favoured by officials], Simeone’s a very good Coach, but he’s talking rubbish.

“If anything, Barca have been favoured much more than Madrid, with unfair penalties and offsides.

“Madrid have practically lost the League, so they need to focus on the Champions League.

“Neymar, [Dani] Alves and Jordi Alba exaggerate more than necessary when they fall to ground.

“Neymar deserves the Oscar for Best Actor in the many films he’s been in.”

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