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Arbeloa extends Real Madrid contract, praises Mourinho

Other News Materials 1 August 2012 16:17
Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa on Wednesday extended his contract with Spanish champions Real Madrid until 2016.
Arbeloa extends Real Madrid contract, praises Mourinho

Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa on Wednesday extended his contract with Spanish champions Real Madrid until 2016, DPA reported.

"I am more than happy with this," said the 29 year-old defender, whose previous contract, signed when he joined in 2009 from Liverpool, was due to expire in 2014.

"It is an honour and a source of pride for me to be at this club. To be able to extend my contract for two more years is an absolute joy. I am delighted that the club continues to have confidence in me and I hope to continue enjoying myself here."

Arbeloa then had words of praise for Real coach Jose Mourinho: "I am feeling good under his orders. He has always given me a lot of confidence.

"He has managed to get the best out of me. We have a coach who demands a hundred per cent from us. He has a winning mentality and he knows how to transmit that to us. Mourinho has made me into a better player."

Arbeloa can play in all four defensive positions. He performed solidly for Spain at right-back at Euro 2012, after having been a reserve at the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2008.

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