Real Madrid president Florentino Perez released an official statement defending himself from the leaked audio recordings. Perez labeled Cristiano Ronaldo “an idiot” as well as calling Real Madrid legends Raul and Iker Casillas “the two biggest frauds”. The club revealed that the recordings were part of a private conversation in 2006. The conversation had taken place a year after Perez resigned from his first term as Real Madrid president.
“The published quotes were part of conversations secretly recorded by Mr. José Antonio Abellán, who has been trying to sell the recordings for many years without any success.” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said in a statement. ”I find it surprising that they have been published today by El Confidencial, despite the time that has elapsed. They are isolated quotes that were part of conversations and have been taken out of the wider context in which they were made.”
“I understand that the fact that they have been published now, so many years on from the time the conversations took place, owes to my involvement as one of the driving forces behind the Super League.” the statement added. “I have placed the matter in the hands of my lawyers, who are examining the course of action to be taken.”
All three of the players discussed by Perez in the recordings are amongst the best players to ever represent the club. the recordings are detailed below.
“Casillas is not a Real Madrid standard goalkeeper. What can I say? He’s not and never has been.” Perez was recorded saying. “He has been a big failure of ours. The problem is people adore him, love him, talk to him, they defend him so much. He is one of the biggest frauds and the other is Raul, the two biggest Real Madrid frauds are first Raul and second Casillas.”