'HEAVY WEIGHTS' CLOSE BY ZIZOU
The endless story: Players save Zidane's 'match ball' again
Published:24/01/2021 - 00:55h
Updated:24/01/2021 - 00:55h
Real Madrid beat Alavés with authority after falling in the Cup and Super Cup in one week. As it happened months ago, the 'heavyweights' gave their best level when their coach, Zidane, was more discussed
Zinedine Zidane arrived to the Alavés-Real Madrid of this Saturday in his worst moment since it returned to the white group in 2019. After falling in the semifinals of the Supercopa of Spain and lose in the extention against the Alcoyano and remain deleted in Glass of Rey, the trainer madridista was in looks it. A lot of fans wanted to him out of the club and was speaking a lot of his possible dismissal in case to follow harvesting bad results.
But when more in the precipicio was the French, the important players of the Madrid went back to give his best level and won with authority in Vitoria by 1-4. A necessary victory for them, but especially for his trainer, to the that another 'prick' would have put even more in the disparadero. A triumph with a lot of readings, since the whites happened to do the ridiculous to complete his best meeting of the 2021.
It does months, between November and principles of December, when the merengues were to the edge of the elimination in Champions League and added several tropiezos been still in League, the 'heavy weights' did exactly the same that have done now. In this moment, happened of not generating occasions, neither football, neither play with intensity, to all the contrary. After losing against the Shakhtar Donetsk, the madridistas won six consecutive crashes for callar mouths and save to his trainer, that as now, was in the wire.
Two months and several weeks after this, the situation has repeated and the 'heavy weights' have gone back to react of the same form. After empatar in League against Elche and Osasuna, and fall with bang against a Second B in Glass and in the Supercopa, the Madrid went back to the senda of the victory to the big. The team no only carried three very necessary points, but it did it playing well, with intensity and with tarpaulin of face to goal, something that always throws them in face.
The players tighten when peligra Zidane
In only some days, the whites have happened that the Athletic go through them on in Málaga, and the Alcoyano win them with 10 in the extention in Alcoy, to golear to a poor Alavés, that fits to say that it facilitated a lot the things. The change of image is brutal and leaves in evidence to the footballers, that gives the feeling that they have gone back to put serious when they have seen that there were options to remain without Zidane, the only trainer that wants this changing room.
For the Madrid is tremendously worrisome this feeling that "the players play well when they want to". Only they know it, but the facts are those that are and leave to fall that the days in which better have been this campaign have coincided with the days in which 'Zizou' was more in the precipicio. Going on down this way, would not be of extrañar that the madridistas chained four, five or six victories followed more. But, after this subidón, when all go back to the normality, will go back this irregular team to go in in another pothole?