13 years have passed and still…”Leaving Real Madrid was my biggest mistake” 

March 26, 2023 0 Comments

 It’s been 13 years, but the regret hasn’t gone away. Ruud van Nistelrooy (47) PSV Eindhoven manager still regrets his decision to leave Real Madrid.

Spain’s ‘As’ reported on the 26th (Korean time) that “Van Nistelrooy admitted his biggest mistake while reflecting on his time in Madrid.” 

Van Nistelrooy, a former Dutch international striker,토토사이트 spent his prime at Manchester United and Real Madrid. He scored 150 goals and 25 assists in 250 games wearing a Manchester United uniform, and even during his Real Madrid days, he scored 64 goals and 16 assists in 96 appearances, and was evaluated as a top striker.

Although Van Nistelou made such a brilliant performance, he also had an unforgettable mistake. It was the choice that left Real Madrid for Hamburg in January 2010.

Van Nistelrooy appeared on The Overlap, the YouTube channel of Gary Neville and ‘Sky Bet’, to reminisce. “Manuel Pellegrini brought in Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. There was no place for me anymore. I understood, I accepted. I was 33 years old,” he explained.

“I wanted to challenge for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, so I decided to move to Hamburg,” said Van Nistelrooy. It wasn’t the time to leave.” 

Since moving to Hamburg, Van Nistelrooy has performed admirably, recording 17 goals and 3 assists in 44 matches. However, as a result, he did not qualify for the 2010 World Cup and had to watch his teammates win their first title in history.

However, it was a grateful choice for Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham). Van Nistelrooy played the role of mentor while playing alongside teenager Son Heung-min in Hamburg. At the time, he praised Son Heung-min as a special player and the future of the club.

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