Zidane and his assistant on the Real Madrid bench


The pending subjects of Real Madrid in this preseason

Published:28/07/2019 - 23:21h

Updated:28/07/2019 - 23:21h

Real Madrid has finished its tour for the United States with a historic defeat against Atlético de Madrid (3-7). Real Madrid have a lot of things to improve and many pending duties in the resto of this preseason

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The Real Madrid has begun his equal pre-season that finished the previous season: losing. The whites premièred in front of the Bayern of Munich with defeat, empató in front of the Arsenal and won by penaltis and fell with bang and doing the ridiculous against the Athletic of Madrid by 3-7. The madridistas have not left good feelings not even in the tie in front of the 'gunners', and Zinedine Zidane and varied of the holy cows are already in the sight.

If the merengues do not want to go back to fracasar this next campaign go to have to improve a lot of in what it subtracts of pre-season. Zinedine Zidane goes to have to take important decisions that up to now has not taken, a lot of footballers go to have to take a step forward and even Florentino Pérez goes to have to make incorporations to complete to the team. These are the asiganturas pending that has the Madrid before it begin the season 2019-2020.

Find balance in the centre of the field

The midfield of the Madrid did not exist the past campaign and follows without existing in pre-season. Toni Kroos and Luka Modric no longer are the ones of before and can not hold the centre of the field in defence. Casemiro himself Could, but with the sale of Marcos Llorente alone Fede Valverde could play in his place. The defensive fragility of the merengues in the half is worrisome and therefore they do lacking signings.

Zinedine Zidane wants to as it was to Pogba and thinks that he is the solution to resolve the problems of the centre of the white field. It is true that if the Frenchman arrived would be important, since has physical, quality and much more visited that Modric and Kroos, but perhaps only with him do not cost. Ceballos Also has gone out and right now the madridistas only have to four pure midfield players: Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde and Modric. Isco Can play of stick, but defensivamente is a zero to the left. To balance the midfield, the Madrid would need fichar to, at least, two means.

Improve the defensive system

In addition to the evident fragility in the centre of the field, the whites suffer like anybody in defence. Marcelo keeps on being a coladero, Carvajal two years ago that does not give the level demanded and Sergio Bouquets is a shadow of what went. Rapha Varane Has not played hardly in pre-season and it is necessary to see to which level is, whereas Nacho has been of the most signalled in these three crashes of pre-season.

Odriozola Neither finishes to convince and could be Eder Militao the one who occupy the right side. The Brazilian has not debuted, but if it works could finish removing him the place so much to Carvajal as to the ex of the Real. In the left, Ferland Mendy played well against the Arsenal, but lesionó. To his return could remove him the place to Marcelo, if the no awake Brazilian. Besides, Courtois does not finish to convince and Keylor Navas follows pushing from backwards. Zidane goes to have to take important decisions in his defence próximamente so that the whites leave to be a circus backwards.

Find to the ideal right extreme

It seems that Gareth Bleat does not go to be followed on no account, with what the options to play in the right would see reduced. The injury of Marco Asensio has left a gap here and the main candidates to fill it are Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius. James Rodríguez would be the ideal option, but until Zidane do not confirm that it has he, something little likely, is preferable to not to take him into account for the place.

Lucas is one of the ojitos right of the French trainer and could be his favourite to play here. But by performance, the Galician has not showed at all in two years and is being of the worst of the pre-season. Vinicius Was of the most stood out the past course, but in the right no sees him comfortable. Still like this, with time, could do to this side. The Brazilian, this yes, does not seem very of the taste of 'Zizou'. Other alternative less likely are Takefusa Kubo and Rodrygo, that have left very good feelings in pre-season. In spite of this, does not seem that Zidane go to give him too many opportunities, at least to principle of this campaign.

Give him good use to the 'operation gone out'

For the moment, there is few madridistas satisfied with the 'operation gone out' merengue. The courses of Llorente, Reguilón, Ceballos and company do not understand in a lot of sectors of the madridismo, but the club goes to be followed selling. Bleat and James could be the following in going out, but does not seem that the Madrid go to look for him substitute to any. The fans does not want that Florentino Pérez follow giving players and the club will have to have care with the sales that can do in what it remains of summer.


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