Saviola To Stay On At Madrid?

Javier Pedro Saviola is one of those gifted Argentines to have been cursed with the New Maradona tag early on in his career but he has failed to live up to the billing. These days the former River Plate and FC Barcelona striker is sucking it up in the Real Madrid dug-out but surprisingly insists that he is happy at the Bernabeu and that he would stay on beyond the summer.

Saviola has started just 3 La LIga games for Real Madrid this season and has been consistently over looked by coach Bernd Schuster. So much so that he is already being touted as to leaving the club in the summer after just one season at the Bernabeu. But the 26-year old Argentine has vehemently insisted that he is happy at the club.

The Rabbit scored for Madrid in their 3-0 defeat of Athletic de Bilbao on Sunday and says:

“I’m delighted. Playing 90 minutes, scoring, and collaborating with my team at a time when we’re fighting for the title means a lot to me. I have every reason to smile again.

“The goal means a lot to me, not just because it was the opener in a tough game against Athletic, but because it helped me overcome a period of inactivity. I spent a lot of time sitting out and wanting to play.

“What did I do during the bad times? Worked hard in every training session. Never grow complacent and always be prepared for when the coach needs me, that’s what I did.

“I don’t like to talk about coaches.

“I can’t pretend that I’m not a particular way, and it doesn’t help to complain or be angry with the coach.

“I just look for my chance to play and if I’m given it, I try to seize the moment.

“I’m always respectful to my colleagues and the coaching staff. I believ that working in silence, knowing that Real Madrid is a club in which it’s difficult to play, knowing how many awards they get, is the best way to do it.”

“I want to enjoy the end of the season. Hopefully in Pamplona we can settle the Liga. I want to play more, help the team, build on a good season and look to the future. If I continue at Real Madrid, that’ll be great.”

But somehow you do get the feeling that it would be best for the player if he decided to switch to another club in the summer.

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