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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE 'WHITES'

Zidane has ended up relocating a Madrid without goal and without defensive rigor

Published:23/02/2020 - 01:19h

Updated:23/02/2020 - 01:19h

The best Real Madrid of the season has already gone down in history and the whites are again that team without hitting and without defensive order of the first months. Zidane rotations in recent weeks seem to be the cause of this downturn

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The Real Madrid has happened in question of weeks to be an orderly and competitive team to be the same chaotic group and without hit that fracasó the past year and began so bad in this present campaign. There are a lot of reasons that explain the bajón that have given the merengues lately, that has carried them to lose the leadership of LaLiga and to fall deleted in the quarter-finals of the Glass of Rey. But above all these things, there is an alone and has names and surnames: Zinedine Zidane.

The French revived to the white changing room and did to this solid team that ilusionó to the madridismo, but also has done that the madridistas go back to go down the level. The Frenchman has not left to do changes in his eleven these last weeks to try put in dynamics to footballers of his like or that thinks that can be important for the Madrid. These players also have names and surnames and in this group can go in Marcelo, Gareth Bleat, Nacho Fernández, Lucas Vázquez or even a Luka Modric that every time goes to less.

The merengues turned into this so complicated group to surpass thanks to throwing the bolt backwards and turn into a wall in defence. Ferland Mendy And Fede Valverde have been keys for this mejoría, since they have allowed that mates like Sergio Bouquets, Rapha Varane, Kroos or Casemiro live much calmer. Zidane, nevertheless, thought that everything was done and began to explain increasingly with Marcelo or Modric, that do not have the physicist and the defensive work that have the charrúa and the French.

The presence of the Brazilian conditions all the defensive phase and has caused that the Madrid lose rigour and go back to be a constant disorder. Bouquets goes back to be the central unsure that it was the past course and the previous and Varane also has gone down his level. Marcelo defends the just and the two head offices have to go out in a lot of occasions to his band to cover the gaps that leaves backwards. This does that the team descoloque, descompense and suffer much more in each action of the rival.

Valverde, too important so that rote

With Valverde sucede something seemed in the half, since without his lungs and his presence, Casemiro is more alone that never and Kroos does not have so much freedom as it accustomed to have these last months. Modric Keeps on being very good, but works less and moves much less that the Uruguayan. The centre of the field loses physical, the defence also sees affected and even the forwards notice it, since they have to come more to receive. In summary, the team descompensa and finish being the tactical disaster that it was against the Real in Glass, against the Celtic or in front of the Raise this Saturday.

Zidane seemed to understand in his day that to win something this campaign, his Madrid had to be a 10 in defence. Like this it went like the whites auparon in the leadership of LaLiga and planted in chambers of Glass. In summer already knew that to his team was missing him hit up and therefore it seemed to decide throw the bolt backwards. An intelligent decision that has spoilt to the rotar too much to two vital men like Mendy and Fede to put to footballers that no longer are qualified to give him this work that needs .

In the duty of the technician also is the have not known or have not wanted to put in dynamics to a Luka Jovic that it is the only '9' goleador that had in the staff (does not have Mariano). The Serbian has played very little and the trainer never has decided to give him opportunities to be important. With a team with so little goal, try that the Balkan and Benzema form couple could have been the solution, but the Frenchman preferred to throw of Gareth Bleat when the Welsh was apt to play.

Decisions that many do not understand and that extend also in other cases like the one of Rodrygo Goes, Vinicius Jr or Brahim Díaz, that have had fewer opportunities of which would owe in front of the panorama so desolador that there was up. Vinicius, for example, chained two parties followed very good and 'Zizou' rewarded him not to giving him minutes in the third to put to other players that were not giving the level.

Bad decisions of Zidane that they could cost the season

In definite, although anybody has to know better to his staff that Zidane, the reality is that his decisions of these last weeks have been little less than contradictory. The rotations have not gone out him well and the team has lost this identity that allowed that the fans madridistas trusted his team and ilusionara. The things now are entirely distinct and the Madrid goes to play the season this next week with bad feelings in front of two giants like the Manchester City and the FC Barcelona.

The past campaign, the merengues found in an alike situation after falling in Champions with the Ajax. Two Classical in less than a week to see if the ones of Concha Spine followed with life in LaLiga and played the final of Glass. The ones of Solari fell in both and remained without possibility to win at all in March. Now, it could suceder the same, changing the League of Champions by the Glass. The only difference is that this Madrid has showed that it can compete against the best. The problem is that has only three days to go back to recover this identity or the City first and the Barça afterwards, can it to him do pay.

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