Both sides need Zidane and Real Madrid’s farewell. Zidane does not need a club that has been abandoned by veterans like Ramos and Varane, who cannot afford new world-class players. Real Madrid needs a coach who can make full use of its existing staff and at the same time affirm that some talents gathered from all over the world will win new trophies with them.
It remains to be seen what Zidane’s next coaching step will be and whether he will find a club that meets his wishes and ambitions to replace Real Madrid, but if he really wants a coach, he will have no money. In the case of seeking trophy reinforcements with young players, Real Madrid is a substitute for the French completely missed. Carlo Ancelotti and Zidane are the same type of coach.
Therefore, Real Madrid continued to have a series of illogical situations in the business, including the decision to let Zi Zou return to the bench for nine months and two coaches after leaving for the first time.
During his first tenure at Real Madrid, Zidane described himself as a coach, who controlled the locker room and brought the stars together to optimize the personal qualities of the players by adapting to the opponent. Because of this, he is very flexible tactically, usually prepares well and leads big games. He has one of the best three to five players in the world in every position, which is enough for him to fight for results and win trophies. He is not overly interested in other aspects of the coach’s job, such as the development of young players or the tactical identity and innovation.
In an interview before the third consecutive Champions League final, Tony Kroos best described his Real Madrid: “We are players who have participated in many important games and can remain calm in difficult situations. , Because we know that we can win everyone. We have quality, we realize this and we gain confidence from it. Even if we don’t win, we know we can change the game and we won’t be nervous.” Personal qualities and confidence push Real Madrid Three consecutive Champions League champions.
“Zinedine Zidane provided the players with very clear and simple ideas. The motivational speech will not last 20 minutes as many people imagine. It is unnecessary. His presence in the room makes this a reality-he His personality is synonymous with success,” Cross said of Zidane’s leadership of Real Madrid on another occasion.
However, lack of tactical recognition and well-trained mechanisms, and relying solely on the players’ personal qualities and mental strength is not the way to win domestic championships and other competitions. 38 games, as long as the last La Liga season, will continue to test the team’s performance. Does it have a mechanism that can obtain results in a round of rounds and lack of major participants. Real Madrid often fails in such tests, so in the past eight years, it has won the same number of championships as its economically weaker city rival Atletico Madrid-two. If you extend this period to 13 years, that is, since Guardiola came to Barcelona and Perez’s “New Galaxy” project, Real Madrid has only three Spanish champions. In contrast, Atletico also had two in that period, but Barcelona had eight. Zidane’s Real Madrid, as well as other coaches’ Real Madrid, often struggle in the league system.
Despite not having a trophy last season, Zidane can still leave Real Madrid with his head high. Won 11 championships on the bench in five years, this is the best performance of Real Madrid coach in modern football. Many people will resent his lack of tactical identity and the use of popular “dark magic” in major games, referring to the luck that Real Madrid brought during his three Champions League wins. But Real Madrid doesn’t even need a tactical innovator, but a face that can bring together the best players in football history. Zidane has achieved success in this regard.
However, looking at the overall situation, that is, Real Madrid’s strategy as a club, before and during Zidane’s second term, Florentino Perez’s management decision-making appeared many illogical places.
After winning the Champions League for the third time in three years, Zidane decided to leave the Kings bench for the first time on May 31, 2018. Ten days later, Real Madrid announced that Cristiano Ronaldo had decided to continue his career at Juventus in order to seek a new challenge. Although these were the only major changes for Real Madrid that summer, it is clear that Real Madrid has entered a new chapter: there is no coach with a long history to control the locker room, and there is no best player to handle the most important games.
The person selected as Zidane’s successor was the Spanish national team coach Lopetegui at the time. Although Lopetegui has led the Spaniard to success in the Russian qualifiers, before that, the only quality he could “sell” in club football was the development of young players. Before the national team, he led the Spanish youth team to win the U-19 and U-21 European Championships, and then led Porto, a club that recognizes and sells young players in a very high business model.
After leaving with Ronaldo in the summer of 2018, Real Madrid has a very strong team of players. Nevertheless, Perez decided to use young players to further strengthen his strength, so that Lopetegui has the opportunity to show his main qualities. The teenagers Vinicius, Alvaro Odriozola and Brahim Diaz received nearly 100 million euros in compensation. Martin Odegard returned to the club after a season in Heerenveen and came from Cardinal Players from the Stilia youth academy, such as Reggie Ron and Valverde, are on the edge of the first team. All signs indicate that Lopetegui may begin a generational transition in Madrid.
After a few months, or only 14 official games, Lopetegui was already his predecessor. Despite the use of young players and changes in playing style, Lopetegui’s scoring average is only 1.4 points per game, which is too small for the Royal Club standards. There are still stars and outstanding figures in the dressing room such as Ramos, Bell, Benzema, Casemir, Kroos and Modric. It is impossible for Lopetegui to deal with such a situation. Such players need to sit on the bench to confirm some new players and win every game at the same time.