Paper Talk: Lionel Messi confident he will return “as good as ever”

Madrid looking to tie up new deal for Alonso. All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona...

Madrid looking to tie up new deal for Alonso.

All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Barcelona star Lionel Messi speaks out on his injury nightmare.

Image courtesy of Marca.

- ‘Alonso in line’. The renewal of Xabi’s contract is the highest priority for Real Madrid.

- His recovery and his influence on the field of play is key. The club believes there is no other like him in the market.

- The player wants two years more and an increase in his salary.

- Pedro: “I do not like what Blatter does in respect to Cristiano”.

- “I want to be at Barcelona for many years, but, you never know”. I hope the Balon d’Or is won by Messi, he is the best”.

- Atletico Madrid: Caminero wins a new contract.

Image courtesy of AS.com.

- Memories of Africa. 15 of the champions from 2010 returned to the place where they raised the World Cup.

- La Roja win acclaim on arrival at Johannesburg.

- Xabi Alonso will be ready for Almeria this Saturday. He has only a knock on his ankle.

- Ultras-Sur, there is a war for the power of the group. The faction of youth are now two years in battle with the veterans.

- Fernando Llorente: “If I was in Diego Costa’s situation, I would have chosen my country”.

 Image courtesy of Mundo Deportivo.

- Lionel Messi interview: “I will return and be as good as ever”.

- “The injury has happened because it had to happen, there is nothing strange about it. While I feel good I will play; I do not have to push myself too far”.

- “The games during the summer were only distractions without pressure”. Ten years with Messi, MD dedicates the front page to La Pulga.

- “I got out alive” Neymar writes after a violent clash against Honduras.

- Andoni Zubizarreta hints: Andres Iniesta before January and two goalkeepers could leave.

- Real Madrid: Sami Khedira out, Isco to replace him or a replacement is to be signed.

- Carlo Ancelotti planning for life without the German.

- Brazil 2014: With Alex Song, there will be at least 14 Blaugranas.

- Spain national team: Iniesta close to renewal.

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