Several sound recordings by Florentino Perez have resurfaced in recent days in the Spanish press. In 2006, the one who was no longer president of Real Madrid, attacked Luis Figo violently. Participating in a legends match with the club merengue this Tuesday against FC Barcelona, the Portuguese said that Perez had apologized to him.
In recent days, Florentino Perez has found himself in turmoil. The Spanish media El Confidencial has published several recordings, dating from 2006 to 2012, where the president of Real Madrid scratches many players and personalities of the club merengue.
In an excerpt from 2006, when he was no longer president, Florentino Perez vehemently attacked Figo. “The locker room … It’s Figo who kisses the locker room, Perez blurted. The best was Zidane, without a doubt. Figo was a son of p … Like that boy … Raúl. The two worst were Figo and Raul. “
Present this Tuesday at a gala match between the legends of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, organized in Tel Aviv, Luis Figo had the opportunity to reconsider the statements of his former president. “In a private conversation, words out of context can be said. I spoke with him and he apologized, said Figo, interviewed by television present for the meeting. The case is closed for me.”
Figo had felt ‘betrayed’ by Perez upon his departure
Last week, Florentino Perez had already sent a letter of apology to FC Porto, while the Madrid leader pointed to “shady” transfers with agent Jorge Mendes in these private conversations and published in the media. Iker Casillas, Raul, Guti and others had also taken it for their rank.
In an interview with As in the summer of 2020, Luis Figo returned to his departure from Real Madrid in 2005, where he had felt betrayed by Florentino Perez. “The truth is, he didn’t behave well with me. At the time, he annoyed me a lot, because I’ve always had a man-to-man relationship with him,” Figo explained. de Perez. When you feel betrayed by a person you perceive it differently. I had felt betrayed because things weren’t clear. I had a year left on the contract. They suddenly put me on the job. bench three months from the end of the season. “
Asked about a possible return to the club, Luis Figo had not closed the door but had warned that he would “never come back to be a stud”. Retired since 2009, after a last experience with Inter Milan, Luis Figo has been playing the role of football advisor to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin since 2017.