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MADRID HAS GONE WORSE SINCE 2018

The involution of a European champion Madrid to this sad Zidane team

Published:5/12/2020 - 09:20h

Updated:5/12/2020 - 09:41h

Real Madrid began an involution in 2018, the year of the 13th Champions League. Since then, the team, despite winning LaLiga last season, has gotten worse. Almost no player has evolved, the signings have not worked and there are many doubts

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The Real Madrid, in spite of winning LaLiga the past season, carries two years in a process of involution almost continuous. The madridistas would have to have mutated to another type of team since in 2018, just after his third Champions League consecutive, left Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane. The exit of the Portuguese, and in minor measured the one of the French, would have to have served to evolve, but at the end has occurred all the contrary.

Then, Florentino Pérez fichó to Julen Lopetegui like relief of the Frenchman and did not want to bring to any big star to substitute to the luso. The preparador Spanish did not work and the president decided to do without he very soon, without giving him margin for reconducir the situation. It arrived then Santiago Solari, that neither gave with the key, and thus the maximum mandator of the Madrid threw of Zidane, that accepted to do charge of the team of the that wanted to go the previous summer.

From the turn of 'Zizou' there have been a lot of signings, have tried change some things, but at the end, the Frenchman always has wanted to throw of 'his'. His hard core keeps on being practically the same that in 2018, with all the well and the bad that this comports. In this case, almost all has been bad, since the players is two years old more and many of them have gone in in a loop of bad game that does not seem to have return.

Two examples of this are Isco Alarcón and Marcelo, that are not in shape and play by decree. The fans criticises his alignments, but still like this Zidane follows having they, prejudicing so much to the footballers as to his own team. But there are other players that are not surrendering as they would have to, as for example Raphael Varane, Marco Asensio, Lucas Vázquez Casemiro or Luka Modric, with altibajos from 2018.

In spite of the irregularity that show these footballers, Zidane has not left to throw of them. In fact, the Frenchman, almost always, even has explained more with them that with the new signings. The incorporations that, on the other hand, have not given the level. Some young promises like Vinicius or Rodrygo have not given the jump that expected in the team, whereas others, as Brahim Díaz or Takefusa Kubo, have had to leave yielded.

The millionaire signings have been a failure

Other signings of relumbrón like Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic or Éder Militao, have not worked by diverse reasons. The Belgian has lesionado without stopping from his arrival and is being a tremenda disappointment, whereas neither the Brazilian neither the Serbian have had the confidence of his trainer this time. It gives the feeling that of the new, only Hazard, Ferland Mendy, that yes has worked, and Thibaut Courtois, have the true backrest of his technician.

In summary, the Madrid has gone to worse and gives the impression that the thing does not go to improve próximamente. The only good news of the 'old policeman' are the performance of Toni Kroos, of Karim Benzema and perhaps of Sergio Bouquets, that keeps on being high. Besides, the irruption of Fede Valverde has been important and the charrúa has surrendered wonderfully whenever it has been in the field, winning even a place in the eleven initial.

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