Owen's language barrier

Michael Owen admits language problems are jeopardising his career at Real Madrid.

Michael Owen has confessed that language problems are jeopardising his career at Real Madrid.

The former Liverpool striker moved to Real in the summer, but has already seen coach Jose Camacho leave after a poor start to the season.

The England international admitted to The Sun that he was shocked to see Camacho go, and admitted that his major priority is learning Spanish as he looks to earn a chance amongst the club's 'Galacticos'.

"I don't know all their conversations because of the language problems," said Owen.

"But, from what I've seen, I've been surprised how united the players are. When there are so many big stars that can sometimes not be the case.

"I'd love to get the first goal under my belt. There's no pressure then.

"There are four strikers here and any one of us can perform with each other.

"I'm new to the country and new to the club but I'll show some good form soon - if I get the chance."

Owen is hoping to impress Mariano Garcia Ramon - who is in charge after Camacho's exit.

"There's no doubt this has come as a shock. It's strange but everyone has assured me it is not the norm for this to happen so soon.

"But you just have to get on with it. I seemed to be playing more and more under Camacho even though I know it was only three games.

"It's disappointing, not least for him. I'm sure he wanted to be successful.

"Unfortunately, it's part of football. Players come and go, as do managers, but you just have to get on with it, there's nothing else you can do."

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