The last 10 years football association was absolutely ruled from the spanish clubs. Barcelona with Messi, Real Madrid with Ronaldo and no possible team to face them. However, everything has its cycles.
Firstly it was Barcelona which suffered a big dropdown when Pep Guardiola left and players like Xavi Hernandez left or retired. Anyway, due to good management and some wise transfers, the blaugrana are back on top of LaLiga and a competitive team in champions league. Will the same thing happen with Real Madrid??
Since september 2013 when Gareth Bale joined the team, los blancos had no rivals especially in the biggest competition, champions league. Zidane seemed to be handling the team pretty well and things were going great, till now…
After a bad season, they got defeated in front of their fans from their biggest rival, Barcelona. After that they haven’t won once and today they find themselves 19 points away from the first place.
Ronaldo hasn’t scored since, Bale is spending more time injured, Benzema has become invisible and Marcelo has lost his attention. The team was slowly built focusing on this shaft since Mourinho times, but now the biggest advantage has turned into the biggest problem.
The team needs a reboot. Everyone knows the skills of CR7, but he is now 32 years old and there is no long time perspective. The fans want the immediate sack of Zidane and and some major changes in the team since the transfermarkt is currently open…
Was Zidane just in the perfect place in the time for Real Madrid??
This is the question every football fan is doing right now. When Real Madrid won all the titles everyone put Zidane on a pedestal. But, with each passing day it seems like more than the ability of the coach, it was the golden time of the players holding the shirts.
Mourinho once said : “A big coach shows himself in the dark times“.