Former star striker Michael Owen, 42, has recalled that he never feared playing with the stars at Real Madrid.
Former England striker Michael Owen insists he was never overwhelm. By the superstars in the Santiago Bernabeu dressing room during his time at Real. Madrid in the period 2004-2005, as reported by the Daily Mail on Sunday.
Born at Liverpool since 1996, Owen won the 2001 Ballon d’Or, scoring 118 goals in 216 Premier League games before joining Real Madrid. In the summer of 2004 for a fee of £8 million. He only played for one season with the Whites and returned to England to join Newcastle and Manchester United until the end of his career at Stoke.
During his time at Real Madrid, Owen had to be among the stars of the ‘Galatickos’ era, including Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Raul Gonzalez, David Be. Cham, as well as many other famous stars The 42-year-old former striker recalls that he has never felt intimidated by playing with a superstar.
‘I was never afraid to play with Zidane,’ Owen insists, ‘but once. I’m with my family in the players lounge. And the goalscorers’ names appeared on the big screen: Eto’o, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Ronaldo, Raul, Owen’.
‘My dad and I looked at it, ‘Damn it’, in that moment everything felt right,’ said Owen of the 4-2 win over Barcelona, where he scored 16 goals in 45 games. That season before moving to football with the Salika team.