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Zidane, on the tightrope: The five great failures of the french in the preseason

Published:28/07/2019 - 17:20h

Updated:28/07/2019 - 17:23h

Real Madrid has started the preseason as badly as last season ended and many blame Zidane. The ridiculous against Atlético has set off alarms and the French coach is accused of several important mistakes

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The turn of Zinedine Zidane​ the bench of the Real Madrid the past season was a big joy for good part of the madridismo. The French, that had decided to leave in the summer of 2018, returned to fault of three months for the end of the course 2018-2019 in replacement of Santiago Solari. The ex footballer accepted the challenge to raise to the Madrid in what it remained of campaign and to lead the new project madridista.

It had interested merengues that did not celebrate the return of the Frenchman because they thought that it was not the indicated to do the clean that the changing room merengue required. The last months of the past season and this same pre-season have finished giving him the reason to which did not believe in 'Zizou'. This start of pre-season has been disastrous in all the senses and the feelings that has left the group merengue could not be worse.

The humiliation by 3-7 in front of the Athletic of Madrid has been the drop that has satisfied the glass for some and has put to Zidane on a tightrope. The Madrid follows without finding his best level and this pre-season has repeated the same errors that did him fracasar the previous course. The madridismo is leaving to believe in his technician and in his team and attribute him several errors of bulto to his trainer.

Not doing the changes that promised

The day of his presentation, Zidane promised important changes of face to the next season. The fans understood that it referred to a clean important and that several footballers would say goodbye to the entity or that at least would leave to be intocables. This pre-season has taught that the French is still in his thirteen and still trusts the same players that did the ridiculous the past year. Nacho, Carvajal, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Sergio Bouquets and Lucas Vázquez, that went the worst the past season, have played a lot in the three friendly crashes and 'Zizou' has not done any important change. It seems that all will be still in the staff and this does not like at all between the madridismo.

Do without necessary players

The French, in addition to following having the same players of always, has showed that with him there are footballers that never will have place. In his first stage in the Madrid hardly had Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos, Mariano or James Rodríguez and in this new has given the order to rid of all. Llorente left to the Athletic of Madrid by 40 millions being the only mediocentro defensive that has the staff, in addition to Casemiro. Ceballos Has had to do the cases to go to the Arsenal yielded a year when the centre of the field merengue is, of long, the most toneless of the team. Besides, Mariano, that is had to remain like third forward, neither explains for him. James, one of the best mediapuntas of the world, neither is of his like and, in spite of the injury of Asensio, seems complicated that 'Zizou' have he. Reguilón, that played much better that Marcelo the past course, has had to go yielded to the Seville because it neither was of the taste of the French.

Few minutes for the youngsters

The Real Madrid initiated a politics of signings of young promises does already several years. To the current staff, in addition to Vinicius, Brahim and Fede Valverde, that already were the past year, have arrived Rodrygo and Takefusa Kubo. Zidane hardly has had the more youngsters this pre-season, in spite of the bad that have worked the most veteran. Vinicius Has not played as much as expected and only the injury of Asensio has given him more minutes. On the other hand, the feelings that left in the first meeting in front of the Bayern Rodrygo and Kubo were so good that has surprised to see them play so little since. Any played in front of the Arsenal and in front of the Athletic played less than the planned. They are the two white footballers that more illusion generate, but still asín Zidane is not throwing of them. The madridismo wants them and the Frenchman will have to take decisions próximamente.

Little self-criticism in spite of the defeats

The 3-7 in front of the Athletic hurt a lot in the breast of the madridismo, but Zidane no took it to him so bad as it fit to expect. The self-criticism was minimum and even said that only it was a friendly meeting. His speech does not have calado between the fans, that needed words more conclusive and hard of the Frenchman against him same and against his team. 'Zizou' Every time has fewer supports between the fans and will have to improve a lot to go back to win to which no longer believe in him.

Any change in the diagram of game

In addition to saying that there would be changes in the staff, when Zidane went back also announced that it could change of system of game. In the friendly have not seen big changes and in two of the three went out with the classical 4-3-3 that always has used. Only in front of the Arsenal went out with two forwards to play with a 4-4-2 or with a 4-2-3-1, but the expulsion of Nacho did that it had to remove to Luka Jovic to the chamber of hour to go back to play with an alone tip up, Benzema. It will be necessary to see if they see new concepts in the next crashes...

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