Real MadridTOSince returning Marc LaLiga as a priority and reason to all to fight it
ComitThe leagueuntil the end. That was the maximum that was markedZinedine Zidanewhen Madrid called him to recover the position he resigned in May 2018. Winning it or not was something else, something that depends on many variants, but the French was clear that an entity like theReal MadridHe could not afford what had happened in the last two seasons.
In 2017-18, with him as boss, he finished third at 17 points of theBarcelona; the last one, the troLopetegui-Solari-ZidaneIt was even worse: third place again, but this time 19 points behind the Catalans.
ZidaneHe had months to develop his plan, to mark the road map he wanted to draw on that plan to fight forThe league, what it does today. In the meetings he held with the players and in the talks with the high spheres of the club he always placed special emphasis onThe league. Because it is clear that it is the competition that serves to always have the equipment plugged in.
In that speech,ZidaneI resorted to the palmars, to the anomaly that involves seeing among Madrid’s players so muchChampionsconquered and so few leagues. “It is not normal that, for example,LukaI only won a League here, “he repeated in several of those talks. On the table he placed the case of a fetish player for Zidane, a soccer player without whom it will be very difficult to explain the sequence of successes of Madrid in recent seasons. But in the spectacular palmars ofModricthat came toChamartnIn the summer of 2012, only LaLiga 2016-17 appears. It is the best example of the need for Madrid to win again to win a trophy that has touched more than anyone else – 33 times – but that since the turn of the century has only won in six of the 19 editions contested.
Among Zidane’s arguments was how was the development of his best season, 2016-17. The Champions League arrived at the hand of LaLiga, and did so with Madrid taking advantage of the league inertia to advance in Europe without the agony of being seen in just one competition.Naples, Bayern and Atletico de Madridthey were the route that ended inCardiffwith 4-1 atJuventus.
The bad relationship he has maintained in these years with LaLiga stands out when comparing the palmar of the targets with the players of theBarcelona.Everything that is a huge distance in international titles -149 by 44- turns on the side when the comparison is limited only to LaLiga.
It is worth as an example thatTer Stegen or Luis Surez, who arrived at Camp Nou in the summer of 2014, have four Leagues, the same asSergio Ramos-in Madrid since 2005- orMarcelo, which arrived in January 2006.