Albiol to fight for Madrid place

07 October 2011 04:43
Real Madrid's Raul Albiol has dashed the hopes of Premier League clubs trying to sign him by committing his future to the Spanish giants.[LNB] The 26-year-old was a target for Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal over the summer, as they tried to add his defensive expertise to their backlines.[LNB]Albiol had fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho last year which had triggered the interest in his services.[LNB]However, the Spain international has no intention of turning his back on the illustrious team from the Spanish capital.[LNB]He told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope: "The season is like a long-distance race. I haven't had many minutes in the early part of the season but I'm working hard to force the manager to pick me.[LNB]"It's a difficult challenge but nobody has spoken to me about leaving the club. Football is all about the present and we must work hard.[LNB]"Between now and December, there are a lot of games and I have to make sure I improve with every game."

Source: Team_Talk