One of the most popular clubs in the world is a long way off some of the other top European when it comes to the women’s game, which has caused scorn among pundits
Real Madrid deserves to be banned from taking part in next year’s Champions League, as they have not made any efforts to bring together a women’s team, which is what talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham has been advocating. The 13-time Champions League winners have lagged behind many of the top European clubs in terms of the women’s game.
It was in December last year that club president Florentino Perez grandly and proudly declared that eSports would be a key part of the club’s future, along with a proposed Real Madrid theme park which is being built in the Spanish capital. But when queried at the recent club AGM about any chances of creating a women’s team, he chose not to respond at all, following which club officials confirmed that it wasn’t their priority at the moment.
And Durham expressed his disgust at that decision when speaking on Drivetime, insisting that Los Blancos should be heavily penalized for their actions. “The Spanish capital hosted Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona at the weekend, and over 60,000 fans were in attendance,” he explained.