Zidane, questioned and pointed out
Zidane was until now an untouchable institution at Real Madrid. No one had questioned the French coach’s decisions. Florentino Pérez defends him publicly before the media, but within the Santiago Bernabéu he questions his continuity for a long time. Like part of the template. Some players rely on their manager’s guidance, despite the last two losses. Other players think it’s time for a change.
The fans are exhausted to see how wrong alignments and inexplicable changes lead to defeat. Indulgent, benevolent and accommodating have been the media related to the entity until now. Directive, staff, fans and the media question its continuity.
11 titles in six years
11 titles in six years. Football is only present, and it seems that Zidane is only past. His record as a coach is galactic, as it was when he was a player. 3 consecutive Champions League, 2 Club World Cups, 2 European Super Cups, 2 Leagues and 2 Spanish Super Cups.
The game against Barça tomorrow at the Camp Nou will mark his career as a coach. A disastrous week that can turn into a tragic one. They lost against Cádiz, a modest team recently promoted to the first division. The starting eleven, the players and the technique were questioned. Nor could anyone foresee the humiliating defeat against an inferior team in the Champions League. Real Madrid lacked attitude, commitment, and play against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The classic, more than a match
The last chance is against his greatest rival, Barcelona. Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., the world will be watching the most anticipated game of the season, Barça against Real Madrid. Zidane will have one eye on the field, and another on the stands of the Camp Nou where Florentino Pérez will sit.
If tomorrow he draws or wins the eternal rival, the agony of the bench will continue for another week. If he loses, he will be dismissed imminently. Florentino Pérez will not forgive the one who was his great bet in 2014. The coach who has given Real Madrid the most joys and titles. Soccer is only present. The past is in the showcases of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid’s new coach
The bet of Florentino Pérez to replace Zinédine Zidane is the Argentine Mauricio Pochettino. “Hopefully Pochettino soon on the bench” demanded the Madridistas on social networks after the defeat in the Champions League debut. Pochettino could leave the strike lists in the next few hours and become Real Madrid coach.
Another of the names that sound strongly in the last hours is the name of another of the legends of the white club, Raúl González Blanco. Raúl is currently the Castilla manager and would be a viable option.