Breaking sport news Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger: Real Madrid were my team - but I rejected them twice - Tribal Football Breaking transfer news
Premierleague-News.com - Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits twice turning down Real Madrid twice.When Wenger was growing up in rural France, Real Madrid were the team to beat in E
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits twice turning down Real Madrid twice. When Wenger was growing up in rural France, Real Madrid were the team to beat in Europe, winning five European Cups in a row. "When I was a kid, Real Madrid were my team," Wenger told EFE. "I grew up watching [Alfredo] Di Stefano, [Ferenc] Puskas, [Raymond] Kopa, Santamaria, [Paco] Gento... They made an impression on me. "I liked Real Madrid and, with the passing of time, I ended up facing them." During his lengthy spell at Arsenal, where he oversaw the move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium, Wenger heard from his boyhood club. "I almost went to Real Madrid on two occasions. Not many people can say that," he revealed.
News source = PremierLeague-News.Com
"We paid for it all ourselves. No one helped us. We paid for it on the pitch and by selling players high and buying them cheap.
"That's why I didn't go to Real Madrid. I wanted to finish that project.
"I rejected some of the best teams in Europe and now I'm quite proud of that because I showed commitment, loyalty and that I can get to the end of a project.
"I didn't look for immediate glory, I went for something deeper. In life, you can only do what you think is right. That's my character.
"I don't know if I made the right choices, but I did what I wanted to do."
Source = Premierleague-News.com