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Arbeloa: Madrid have 'high hopes' for new season

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Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa is hopeful his side can give the fans something to cheer about this season, after the Spaniard joined the team's pre-season tour of the US. 

After his involvement in this summer's Confederations Cup, which saw his side defeated 3-0 in the final by Brazil, Arbeloa is eager to get the new season under way and has high hopes it can be a successful year under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. 

"Things feel good, the team has been strengthened well and there is a good base from recent years," said the Real Madrid defender.

"We have high hopes for this season and hopefully we can give the fans things to celebrate." 

The 30-year-old is set for his fifth season at the Bernabeu since leaving Liverpool in 2009 to return to the club where he started his career. 

The Spanish giants come off the back of a disappointing season, with Ancelotti arriving from PSG to replace former boss Jose Mourinho, in the hope of delivering some silverware. 

Their competitive season gets under way on August 18 when they face Real Betis in the opening round of La Liga fixtures, however Ancelotti's men face an intriguing match up tomorrow - when they face Mourinho's Chelsea in the final of the International Champions Cup.

Madrid booked their place in the final after defeating Everton 2-1 thanks to goals from star duo Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

 

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