Samuel surprised by Real
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Walter Samuel has revealed he is still adapting to life in La Liga.Real Madrid's big money summer capture Walter Samuel has revealed he is still adapting to life in La Liga and is surprised by how teams play the Spanish giants.
The former Roma defender joined Real in the close season and as yet Los Galacticos have struggled in the league and displayed indifferent form in Europe.
Real are currently eighth in La Liga with three wins from their opening five games, although in Europe they avenged their thrashing by Bayer Leverkusen to come from behind to beat to his former club on Tuesday.
"When I came to Real Madrid I maybe had a different picture, but the thing is that all the teams want to defeat us and play as if it was the last game in their lives," explained Samuel.
"I don't feel well because now it seems to be that I don't know how to play football anymore. I am not interested in convincing the supporters with words, I want to demonstrate that on the pitch.
"I hope to adapt to this football as soon as possible. I will adapt to my team-mates and everything will improve. I am sad because I arrived here with a big expectation but things haven't gone well for me yet."