The defeat for a landslide real Madrid by the hand of Manchester City It wasn’t one more in history, but it had an impact and aggressiveness in the Merengue world. Receiving a 0-4 in the decisive moments, one against one, is something difficult to digest according to what marks the club’s history in the Champions League. And the Spanish capital’s press is already starting to draw up lists of possible victims of such a blow.
Form always counts and even more when it comes to the most successful team on the continent and the current champion. The superiority it usually represents at the world level has failed to prevail in the face of the physical and football array of the led Pep Guardiolawhich left uncovered the deficiencies that had lately been covered by local victories, such as obtaining the Copa del Rey after beating Barcelona in the semifinals.
It was after that victory against Osasuna that the president Fiorentino Perez confirmed the continuity of Ancelotti, who at one point flirted with the possibility of retiring from the leadership of the club. They trusted the Italian DT but that scenario changed 180 degrees from the dance Guardiola and his team gave them in Manchester.
The cleanup in Madrid seems to have begun, albeit still quietly. Four days from the end of La Liga, which will only serve to respect the calendar, it will be time for key meetings and planning for the future of the powerful Juventus club. The feeling is that both the players and the coaching staff will be evaluated throughout this month.
“Carlo has a contract with us. He is a great coach and he won everything with us. It’s a bad night for everyone‘ he declared in whispers Emilio Butraguenoex Merengue and current coach of the club, tries to calm the waters after the defeat and elimination for the Champions League.
Even veterans of the club are not guaranteed their continuity. Those who have known how to be “untouchable” for a long time for the Merengue team could live their last moments as white players. Karim Benzema, Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric They are the heavyweights who are not convinced of the present they are going through and the possibility of seeking new horizons for them is being analysed.
The feeling in Madrid is that a generational change is needed, but it will be difficult to deal with the weight of these players, who have won five Champions Leagues in the last nine years.
Although everything seems to indicate that none of them will leave in this market, their ownership in the incoming Madrid is no longer guaranteed. Therefore, it is estimated that they will leave the team sooner rather than later. Florentino’s intentions would be to refresh the roster with new figures, relegating today’s leaders.
But there are also names that seem to be with one foot outside the establishment in the Spanish capital. Either for lack of minutes they have or considering they have completed a cycle. Footballers like the Dominican Mariano (expiry of contract), Jesús Vallejo, Álvaro Odriozola, Ferland Mendy, Marco Asensio and Daniel Ceballos They seem to be the ones who will be considered transferable and the club’s offers will be felt for them.
Belgian too Danger of Eden He could follow the same path after failing to meet the expectations of his signature, coupled with various injuries that sidelined him directly from the field for several months. Florentino would try to facilitate his departure after the player himself didn’t feel comfortable with the present he has to face.
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