Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini admitted Monday that managing all of the Spanish giantsâ€™ new stars â€œwill not be easyâ€ this season.
â€œThat will be the big challenge of this project. Many were top players at their clubs, it will not be easy,â€ sports daily Marca quoted him as saying.
â€œThey are all internationals but they have to understand that they canâ€™t always play…the player is always selfish. All players want to play all the time.â€
â€œMy goal will be to achieve the commitment of all, to involve all the players individually so we can reach collective objectives,â€ he added.
Real president Florentino Perez has splashed out over 250 million euros (360 million dollars) on the likes of Kaka, Alonso, Ronaldo, and Karim Benzema since he returned to the club in June in a bid to make the nine-times European champions a formidable force again.
Perez led Real from 2000 to 2006, when it earned the nickname â€œLos Galacticosâ€, with such stars as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and David Beckham.
But while the club enjoyed the success of two domestic league titles and one Champions League, between 2003 and 2006 it did not win a single major trophy, and fears have been expressed that its glamourous new stars may also fail to deliver this season.