Real Madrid Having Rough Road This Season

Real Madrid is having heavy turbulence. Santiago Solari could not fulfill the club target after replacing Julen Lopetegui. Although Madrid under Solari performance was better, He still could not bring Real Madrid to shine bright enough in Copa Del Rey, La Liga, and Champion League. By that result, the Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez decided to invite Zinedine Zidane coming back. Taking into account that he was more experienced, and had brought three successive Champions League trophies.

Low salary and conflicted with player

This dramatic comeback is actually not that sumptuous. Zinedine Zidane was paid twelve million euro per year. It was still below Atletico Madrid’s coach, Diego Simone, whose salary is twenty-four million per year. Even, Jose Mourinho was getting twenty million euro per year when managing Manchester United. bandar judi bola online

But it’s still considered an enhancement for Zidane because his previous salary was only seven point five million euro.

The Zinedine Zidane come back might be disliked by some players. Some former Real Madrid Player like Pepe and Dani Ceballos openly admit that they have a bad relationship with their manager. Pepe didn’t say goodbye to his coach when he’s leaving Real Madrid, and he deplored why he had been abandoned by the coach. Dani Ceballos who is now playing in Arsenal as loan also confessed that he was annoyed that he didn’t get much attention and appreciation from the coach. Even, he had to use a personal trainer to keep himself in a fit condition. He also feels that his contribution, including two goals In contra-Vitoria match, was not getting a deserved appreciation.

Even, a mainstay striker Gareth Bale also rumored to have a bad relationship with Zidane. In some photos, they seem to be having tensional clashes with heavy arguments. Although Bale had contributed for six seasons with 102 goals and 64 assists and 9 trophies, Zidane doesn’t put much trust in him. Beside Zidane had to bring in other strikers like Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, the coach also forced him to stay in bench for the last match in the 2018-2019 season. Although he was rumored to leave, his agent persisted that Gareth Bale still wants to play for Los Blancos.

Staggered without Ronaldo

Los Blancos is losing its fangs. Without Ronaldo, Real Madrid is having a hard time to finish the ball into the goal. Real Madrid has a dependency for Christiano Ronaldo as he’s the only one player who could reliably deliver the ball into the defense box and execute into the goal net. Other players like Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Luka Jovic, and Karim Benzema are not consistent with their performance. So far, the current squad lacks sharp striker like Christiano Ronaldo who transferred into Juventus.

Realizing the team deficiency, Zizou wants to bring in Paul Pogba. He even promised personally that he would bring him in from Manchester United. But unfortunately, Manchester United priced him as high as one hundred fifty million euro, which Real Madrid could not afford. As an alternative, Real Madrid is aiming for Dony Van De Beek. Real Madrid wants to bring him in with the price of fifty million euro. But Ajax is asking the price for sixty-five million euro. Real Madrid could only afford fifty million euro at max. The latest statement from Dony Van De Beek conveys that he wants to stay in Ajax.

Will Neymar play for Los Blancos?

Another possible substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo is Neymar. This sharp Brazilian player is considered to be capable of filling the striker position that left by Ronaldo. Initially, Paris Saint Germain rejected the real Madrid offer by trading Neymar for one hundred and twenty million euro plus three real Madrid players. These three real Madrid players are James Rodriguez, Isco, and Keylor Navas. But these outright rejection was softened that Paris Saint Germain was open for negotiation.

Even So, many analysts still doubting the deal. It’s dilemmatic, on one side Real Madrid needs a substitute for Ronaldo, but Real Madrid also still needs young players like Varane and Vinicius that would be beneficial pillars for the future.

Real Madrid is Still Competitive

Marcelo stated that despite everything, Real Madrid is still a competitive and strong team. The left-back believes even with the current composition, Real Madrid still could fight. He said that indeed it’s difficult, but it still could be accomplished by focus and hard work, Real Madrid could thrive in La Liga, Champion League, and Copa Del Rey.

Real Madrid is still standing at the first place of La Liga Standings, after defeating Celta Vigo. Since the beginning of the match, Bale and Vinicius duet was troublesome for Celta Vigo. In the minute 12’ Karim Benzema successfully converting Gareth Bale pass into a goal. Luka Modric got a red card, and Real Madrid had to play with only ten players. But Real Madrid still could score two more goals by Toni Kroos and Vazquez. It was not a bad start, it only one step of the long struggle in La Liga.