Real look to the past for inspiration with their new away kit.
By Oliver Wilson
Real Madrid today launched their new away kit for the 2013/14 season and the club are looking to take inspiration from the great Madrid side's of the 30's, 40's and 50's to drive the club forward to the illustrious tenth European title, la decima.
Considered the original glory years of the club, the 30-year period saw Madrid become one of the most recognisable football clubs on the face of the planet, as they romped to six La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey final wins and five of their nine European Cup victories. With the blue away strip - that has a hint of orange trim that helps link it stylistically to the new home shirt released last month - hopefully rekindling memories of those great sides and the away colours they wore, Carlo Ancelotti's new men have been given both the players and now the motivational boost they need to finally reach out and grasp their tenth European title.
The question still remains whether Gareth Bale will be joining Los Blancos before the end of the August transfer window, as the Spanish press report that the winger has asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to listen to Madrid's offer and allow him the move to Spain that he apparently desires. The English press, however, are still reporting that Bale is still dedicated to the London club and its quest for Champions League football in the coming season.
The new Madrid away shirt is available from official Real Madrid and adidas stores, online and in all good sports retailers.