LOPETEGUI, AGAINST HIS EX
The revenge of Lopetegui against a Madrid that can sink
Published:21/09/2019 - 10:50h
Updated:21/09/2019 - 10:50h
Real Madrid visits Seville this day in what will be the great game of the weekend. Whites will see their faces again with Julen Lopetegui, who will seek revenge against his ex, who also do not have a good time
Real Madrid, after being thrashed out of Paris in the Champions League, returns to LaLiga to play against Sevilla. Whites visit Sánchez Pizjuán to face the leader of Primera in their territory. The Sevilla stadium is one of the worst in Madrid in recent years, as it has fallen in six of the last seven games.
The Andalusians are making an extraordinary start to the course under the orders of Julen Lopetegui. The former coach Meringue will face each other again with his old club after Florentino Pérez decided to do without him less than a year ago. It will be the perfect opportunity for the former Spanish national coach to charge his private revenge and prove that in the White House they were wrong to kick him out.
The arrival of the Basque in Madrid was tremendously convulsive, as it was announced shortly before the 2018 World Cup began. Luis Rubiales decided that this position was incompatible with remaining a coach and dispensed with it a few days before the start of the World Cup tournament. Spain failed miserably in the World Cup, and Rubiales, Lopetegui and Real Madrid were criticized for the decisions they had made.
With that strange climate, the former goalkeeper arrived at a Madrid that had to face the post-Zidane and post-Cristiano Ronaldo stage. The Madrid players did not make any signings of renown and Lopetegui had to make his team with the same football base of the previous years. Asteasu's started very well and his Madrid gave signs of improvement with respect to that of 'Zizou'.
Lopetegui ended up leaving through the back door
The whites started playing very well, pressing, creating occasions ... But then the visit to Sánchez Pizjuán arrived precisely and everything fell apart. The meringues lost 3-0 in a very bad game and since then they started going downhill without brakes. Five defeats and a draw followed that 3-0, which culminated 5-1 of FC Barcelona in the Classic. That was the tomb of Lopetegui, who tried to translate his ideas into a team that seemed to give no more of himself.
Shortly after that 'little hand', Florentino dismissed him and put Santiago Solari in his place, then a Castilian coach. The farewell letter to Lopetegui was not the best and Real Madrid blamed the club for having misbehaved with the Basque. Now, less than a year after all that, the former coach receives the whites as undefeated leader of LaLiga. A defeat, as happened to Julen in his day, could cost Zidane the charge in a few weeks if he doesn't take the flight. The Basque will seek revenge, while the Frenchman just wants to survive.