WITHOUT THE PORTUGUESE
Zidane's Madrid did not win three Champions ... it was Cristiano's
Published:9/03/2020 - 21:43h
Updated:9/03/2020 - 21:43h
Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid is far from being that team that won three Champions League in a row. Maybe selling to the Portuguese was a very bad decision
From 2016 to 2018, the Real Madrid was the absolute monarch of the Champions League. With Zinedine Zidane in the bench, the whites achieved to defeat to the Athletic of Madrid in 2016 (by penaltis), to the Juventus of Turín in 2017 (4-1) and to the Liverpool in 2017 (3-1). Or, what is the same, the three only seasons that the technical Frenchman directed to the team, raised the 'orejona'.
After the final against the group 'network', Zidane decided to leave the team, being Julen Lopetegui his successor. With the Basque technician, the team did not work and, after a 5-1 against of the Barça in the Camp Nou, was sacked and sustiruido by Santiago Solari. With the Argentinian, the thing did not improve and the white picture was deleted of the Champions League in eighth of final, remaining was also of the Glass of Rey and of the fight by LaLiga.
With all this, Florentino Pérez convinced to Zidane so that it went back to take the control of the team, trusting that the French would fix it all but, from his turn -does almost a year- at all has fixed . The Madrid is out of the Glass of Rey, needs a miracle to trace back the 1-2 of the Manchester City in the Bernabéu and is second in LaLiga by behind the Barça more disastrous of the last 12 years.
Many referred to the Real Madrid that won the three Champions League as 'the Madrid of Zidane', but maybe did not repair in that these three championships did not attain because the team had a solid game and convincente, but because there was a player that was able to throw of the car with important goals in key moments. Yes, we are speaking of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zidane has gone back to the Real Madrid and, after an investment of 333 million euros in signings the whites are, if it fits, worse that the past season to these heights. Maybe it has arrived the moment that the madridismo recognise that the only nail burning to the that held the French technician and that carried him to repeat European throne thrice was Cristiano Ronaldo, to the that now miss more than ever.
They thought that without Christian all would be equal...
Cristiano Ronaldo promediaba 50 goals by season, by what seems absurd that somebody thought in some moment that sell him was a good idea. Now, it misses to a footballer that covered the tremendas lacks that already had the Real Madrid in 2016, when it began his winning cycle. The whites are now a shadow of what went. A shadow with the wet gunpowder. Now more than ever, it is necessary to recognise to the Madrid of the three Champions as 'the Madrid of Christian', and no the one of Zidane.