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Falcao motivates himself by evoking the best ‘9’: the memory of Ronaldo before facing Real Madrid

The Vallecano Ray not have a good time in LaLiga Santander and this weekend he will have a tough rival to try to reverse his complicated situation: the Real Madrid. To achieve this, Andoni Iraola will confine much of his hopes to Radamel Falcao, because he is aware that in this type of duels experience often prevails. The ‘Tigre’ has already scored against the ‘Merengues’ at the Santiago Bernabéu and hopes to do it again at the Vallecas Stadium.

Prior to said commitment, the man born in Santa Marta submitted to the spicy questions of the ‘Sabor y Fútbol’ program and resolved some doubts about his way of thinking, as well as what motivated him to sign for a team that recently ascended to the First Division of Spanish football.

I wanted to return to the Spanish league, I wanted to continue in a competitive league. The club has a great squad, talented and eager to grow. For me it was an ideal place to extend my career and continue to be called up to the National Team, which is important. It was a decision that closed me on all sides”, he revealed regarding his signing for Rayo Vallecano.

On the other hand, making a brief account of his sports career, Falcao He emphasized that, despite having gone through good and bad times, football was always pleasing to him. “The most beautiful time is when titles are obtained, very beautiful moments that I have lived. The worst moments are when there are injuries, especially when they are long”, he added.

Likewise, the ‘3’ of the Madrid team confessed who was the footballer he always admired as a child and with whom he dreamed of playing on the same team. “I would have liked to share a dressing room with Ronaldo Nazario. He was my reference when I was a kid, I looked at him a lot”, he revealed.

Radamel Falcao signed for Rayo Vallecano after having played for Galatasaray in Turkey. (Photo: EFE)

The situation of Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga

Iraola’s men have chained four consecutive defeats by LaLiga Santander and they have entered the most complicated stage of the season. Although they have reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey –where they already lost in the first leg against Real Betis–, in the domestic tournament they have gone in the blink of an eye from fighting for a place in an international tournament to be eleventh.

Although the game against Real Madrid will be very difficult, the team from Falcao You must focus on getting the best possible result so as not to continue giving up more positions. For now they are eleven points away from the last classified that fights in the relegation zone –Cádiz–, but that is not a guarantee of anything.

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