Real Madrid’s former striker has talked about their President’s characteristics.
has talked aboutReal Madrid’s
charismatic president and his influence on people around him.
is a significant character in Real Madrid’s history who has brought so many elite players to Santiago Bernabeu.
Cassano himself was one of the players who was signed by Perez in 2006 and stayed in Real Madrid for two years. He then admitted that he didn’t use the chance he was given despite the professional atmosphere they had in Madrid.
Former Italy international Cassano told Christian Vieri’s Podcast:
“I was at Real Madrid and it is something different from the rest of the world.
“At this moment Florentino Perez is the Pope, the King and the Cardinal.
“If he decides to offer you one [year contract] and you have an agreement with another team that offers you three, he will decide if you stay.
“Look, [Luka] Modric was going to leave, he stayed and won the Ballon d'Or. [Fabio] Cannavaro, the same.
“That year he had played well with Juventus but they could have given it to [Gigi] Buffon or [Zinedine] Zidane if it wasn't for the World Cup headbutt.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a joke about the Ballon d'Or a couple of years ago and said that Florentino always won it.
“[Lionel] Messi was competing for the Ballon d'Or with Florentino Perez, not Cristiano [Ronaldo].”