Galatasaray – Real MadridTOA defeat in Turkey could be definitive for the French
ANDlReal MadridHe plays it.Zinedine Zidanealso. The Madrid coach sees how the games and the days pass and the team far from reacting, offers every day a more questionable image, beingunable to maintain the leadership in LaLigafrom the precipice that theChampions Leagueafter the loss to himPSGand the draw against himWitches.
Soccer are resultsand the first to know is the coach himself, as I recognized at the press conference in Istanbul: "It's always a final, 18 years ago I'm here, where we are and the pressure will always be." Zizou knows perfectly well that what has been done before is not worth it ("Football forgets what you have done, it is life, for me it is the same, it is the present," he said in the previous one) and that if the team does not react, the rope will break on the weaker side, which is that of the technician. The French knows what is going through themost delicate moment since he is a white coach, but he assumes it and feels strongly to turn the situation around.
Florentino Prezand the rest of the managers maintain the confidence in players and technician, but something must change very soon to avoid that confidence stays in the way. Immediately.The deadlines are shortening alarmingly after the experience of Mallorca, even if he looks with encouragement: "You can't ask me, I always want to be here. We know the situation, but I have to ask someone else."
Zidane openly acknowledges that his situation is not the best and if he had forgotten,Luis Figo, one of his former teammates in his stage as a Real Madrid player,I remember it back. "Football is results. The memory is very short. Another thing is whether the decisions are fair or not, but sometimes it matters little. I hope things always work for you in the best way, but you know that this world is like that. You know what it is like to train Real Madrid better than anyone.I hope the critics pass quickly and the team has the results we expectand win many matches. "
It sounds strange, butthe match against Galatasaray has become a finalin all aspects, although a defeat will not be final. Same for the technician, but not for the team, as the story goes. Withone point in three gamesIt will not be deleted. The last team to go around that situation was theTottenhamlast campaign, which as you know came to the end ofWanda Metropolitano.
It is said that thedefeatagainst Galatasaray, he will leave Real Madrid out of the competition, but the truth is thatwill take you away from the classification, but will never be deleted. In the history of the 23 seasons in which he has passed the group classification, there are two of them in which the passport has achieved it with 10 points, a figure that he could still get in case of falling before the Turkish team.You will have to win the three remaining games.
The first time was with its season premiere95-96. Ajax was a tyrant, with Real Madrid in second place with 19 points, for five of Ferencvaros. The second came in the season2005-2006, in which Olympique sum 16 points, for the 10 of Real Madrid, which was classified as second classified.
Zidane still boasts a templatebut the truth is that it reaches itsfirst final(the other, that of the Classic, has been postponed)withoutmany of its troops, starting with aBalewho feels pain, but to which doctors do not detect the extent of evils. Also withoutModric, which an inopportune blow in the last minutes of the game against Wales has knocked him out. At leastPap Hazard returns and the centenary in the Champions LeagueKroos.
. (tagsToTranslate) Real Madrid (t) First Division (t) Champions League (t) Zinedine Zidane (t) Galatasaray