Cambiasso pleased with Real return
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Argentinian midfielder paid tribute to his team-mates, who he admitted had helped him settle in Spain again.
Cambiasso said: "I have confidence and that is because all the players of this team have made me feel very welcome from the first day I arrived.
"From the start they made me feel as if I'd been here for a long time.
"I always thought that I would be in the same squad as Zidane and Roberto Carlos and now that I am here I really can't believe it. Even in some difficult moments of the games that I have played they gave the ball to me and that gave me much more confidence. I feel very happy at this moment.
"When I decided to go back to River, it was my decision because I felt that in Real Madrid at that moment I wasn't going to have a chance to play.
"At that moment everyone had some doubts about me, but all those that thought that I was taking a wrong decision now say that it was the correct thing to do. I did it because I wanted to grow up as a person and as a football player."
Speaking about the arrival of Ronaldo, Cambiasso said: "He isn't ready to play yet but we are talking about one of the best players in the world. Anyway, the players that are already playing are doing very well and for our coach it is good to have the chance to choose from many good players and not to depend only on one."