Di Maria tells Real Madrid fans to enjoy wins

08:16, September 25, 2010      

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Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria sent a message to his club's supporters this Friday that at times the need for a win is just as important as the way in which his side plays.

Real Madrid is currently top of the BBVA Primera Liga after four games, but has been booed at moments during its home wins against Osasuna and Espanyol for its dull style of play.

The side coached by Jose Mourinho has won games thanks to the attacking power of players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Di Maria, but has so far failed to produce the flowing football that could be expected from a collection of star players.

The reception from the fans has been a surprise for the player who arrived from Portuguese side Benfica this summer.

"The supporters are different, they don't whistle as much at Benfica, but every team has got something different," he said in an interview with radio station Cadena Ser.

"Here we have to win and play well all of the time, but they (the fans) have to learn to get used to winning without necessarily playing well," said Di Maria.

The Argentine international admitted that football in Spain was different from in Portugal, where he had spent the previous three years.

"The football is harder here and it is more demanding. Here you are under more pressure and you get kicked more," he admitted.

Di Maria also defender Ronaldo, who has been criticized by both the press and the fans for being over selfish with the ball when he is on the pitch. Di Maria insists that people have the wrong impression of the Real Madrid striker.

"I speak to him a lot, he is a very humble person, he is a great person and a great professional. It may look as if his personality changes when he is on the pitch, but he is a great person and I am lucky to share the same club as he does," he said.

Source: Xinhua


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