5 Things You Can Learn From Real Madrid’s Real Time Appearance
Real Madrid do not seem to enjoy their performance in the US preseason tour that just ended last weekend. Zinedine Zidane’s squad did not win at all in their three-game participation.
Los Blancos lost to Manchester United in the penalty shootout, humiliated Manchester City 4-1 and lost to arch rivals Barcelona 3-2.
There are some positive and negative things that can be taken from the appearance of preseason Real Madrid. Here we present five things:
1. Skuat never give up
Real Madrid almost have a very perfect squad despite losing Alvaro Morata, Pepe, Danilo, James Rodriguez and Mariano. But the leak is able to be patched by other players who can directly cover, and that’s a great Zidane in finding small cracks in his squad.
Zidane’s upbringing squad is keen to achieve common targets, and ruled out individual projects. As is understandable, Madrid has many world-class players, and it will be difficult to unite it if the coach’s role is not visible there.
The arrival of two new names Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos, as well as the return of Jesus Vallejo, Marcos Llorente, Borja Mayoral and Diego Llorente to add strength enough to deepen the squad.
Moreover, the schedule will be very crowded in February, March and April. Skuat A and B like last season, could be re-applied by Zidane.
2. The quality of the second layer is questionable
Zidane has abundant options in the attack row of Los Merengues, but if some of them are absent due to injury coatings are not strong enough. So far they’ve lost two attackers in the transfer market, recruiting young players will be risky and quite risky.
Meanwhile, the balance of power is still not clearly visible. From the position of defender, Madrid has Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho and Jesus Vallejo. But in the pure striker line, there are only two options Karim Benzema and youth Borja Mayoral.
If one of the injured strikers, then senior defender Ramos injured, would be very confusing Zidane to find a matching coat. But all back to Zidane’s need for how to make his squad more competitive next season.
3. The development of Marco Asensio is worth the wait
Asensio played an important role in the two titles that Madrid won last season. The young Spanish Winger played 38 times in all competitions and scored 10 goals.
He also played an important role against the success of the U-21 Spanish national team who won the runner-up position in the European Cup. The movement is very threatening opponent’s defense.
It was then transmitted during a pre-season game in which he scored one goal in losing to Barcelona. Enough to make a lot of people waiting for the breakthrough what else will be made Asensio next season.
4. The courage of the Castilla academy
The Real Madrid squad is currently home to eight graduates from the Castilla club academy. In fact they get into the ranks of the main team Los Blancos.
The focus of Madrid’s transfer has now changed drastically. Who originally wanted to create the Galacticos, Zidane more entrust his squad to inhabit potential young men.
French entrenador policy was already proven last season where they can embrace the La Liga title and defend the Champions League.
5. The team’s dependence on Ronaldo began to diminish
If Barcelona have the most important figure and make them so dependent on Lionel Messi. Another case with Real Madrid who have started slowly out of addiction Ronaldo.
As proof of last season, when in busy periods, Ronaldo was rested at Los Blancos home game in April. One goal to make Ronaldo as a star in the Champions League competition, which is telling.
His strength was also saved until last match last season where they needed a victory against Malaga. Ronaldo scored one of goals from a 2-0 victory at La Rosaleda.
Age factor is the main concern Zidane, article CR7 has stepped on the age of 32 years and need a replacement candidate. That’s what Zizou is trying to do so far.