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Eamon Dunphy Compares Being Real Madrid President To Being On Cocaine

Eamon Dunphy has never been shy to speak his mind. It’s what people love about him, and sometimes hate about him. 

The controversial RTÉ soccer pundit continues to out-do himself with outlandish remarks week in, week out.

Having only a few weeks ago disregarded the Juventus side who are outright favourites for this season’s Champions League and have only conceded three goals in the whole tournament so far as “a team of donkeys,” the 71-year-old has been wide of the mark in his analysis more often than not this season.

Just last night on RTÉ, he proclaimed Atletico Madrid as a “selling club,” referencing a mythical transfer of Diego Forlan from the Vincente Calderon to Manchester United. Forlan joined United in 2002 from Independient before moving on to Villarreal, who eventually sold the Uruguayan striker to Atletico in 2007.

The former Shamrock Rovers and Millwall player’s latest outburst on national television has seen him liken being the president of Real Madrid to being on class A narcotics.

Dunphy drew on the unrivalled ambition of Florentino Perez with a rather strange comparison. Explaining that Perez has standards so high in a pursuit of excellence that they cannot be reached, the Dublin native could have used the example of his decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti in 2014 after winning the Champions League.

Instead, the ex-Manchester United trainee opted for a different avenue of illustration for viewers at home.

“There’s no normal, this is an exceptional club.

“You can win the double and get sacked immediately, which happened to Jupp Heynckes, when he got sacked having won the treble with Bayern Munich to accommodate [Pep] Guardiola.

“President Perez is the man. His motivation is to hit a new high every year.

“It’s like being on crack cocaine. It’s mad stuff because there’s no normal,” said Dunphy.

While some fans saw the funny side to the outlandish comments, more were outraged at the irresponsibility of what was more a throwaway remark from Dunphy in his assessment of the running of affairs at the Bernabéu.

Hat Tip: Independent

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