It is just this, a pre-season, a the significant tournaments start out now, but we can’t neglect the terrible moments lived throughout this summer time. They are in particular disappointing since we came from the worst season in a decade, with the hope brought for Zinedine Zidane as a new manager and some promising signings. Having said that, it is not possible to be optimistic at this point of the year.
True Madrid closed the pre-season with a draw in Roma (two-two), the second throughout the summer time immediately after the a single against Arsenal. Ahead of we saw 3 defeats -Bayern Munich, Atlético de Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur-, and only two victories -Fenerbahce and RB Salzburg-. The group had a lot of troubles in the defense line -18 ambitions conceded-, getting the goalkeeper a single of the most effective in the games. In addition to, in the attacking line, only Karim Benzema appears sharp.
When creating an evaluation about the pre-season, the 1st a single to appear at is the manager. Zidane appears absolutely lost, altering the formation from four-three-three to five-three-two but with out accomplishment. In addition to, he hasn’t provided a lot of possibilities to the youngsters, with Kubo, Rodrygo or Vinicius eager for minutes. Zizou is also trusting the veterans, with zero response. Isco, Kroos, Lucas Vázquez, Nacho are completely lost.
And there is no sign of revolutions immediately after final season. Only Eden Hazard is playing routinely, even though we all anticipated far more from him. The signings are not adding something new. Jovic, Mendy or Militao have not played properly sufficient to be hopeful with them. And Zizou is also forgetting some players that could be significant like Gareth Bale, James Rodríguez or Mariano Díaz, all of them with out possibilities.
With this diagnosis, there is small area to be optimistic. La Liga begins on Saturday at Balaídos against Celta de Vigo and the transfer window is nevertheless open, since the group demands a couple far more of reinforcement, in particular in the midfield. We will need to trust Zidane and give him credit, but the outcomes will dictate if all the choices taken throughout the summer time have been precise.