A Spanish player playing in a Spanish club, doesn’t it sound sweet? Real Madrid is going transitions under the manager and the absence of the No. 7, Cristiano Ronaldo. The show must go on, so is our job. Madrid face their home rivals Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup, where the two Europe Champions faced to have the ultimate glory. Julen Lopetegui has joined Madrid to fill in the shoes left by Zidane. It was his debut match for the Spanish manager for Madrid where he suffered a huge blow to his reign as Real Madrid faced a 4-2 loss to local rivals Atletico in the European Super Cup. The former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored a stunning goal from the angle in the normal time. Though Madrid fought back well with a gifted penalty scored by Ramos.
Though the joyous moment for the Europe Champions didn’t last long as Saul and Koke netted two beauties in extra time to become the first side since Barcelona in November 2015 to sink four against Los Blancos. It was a deserving victory for the Rojiblancos.
Though for Real Madrid, it seemed they went terribly wrong without Ronaldo and it just highlighted the weaknesses in the squad after Cristiano Ronaldo’s shock departure to Juventus. It is being reported that this loss has caused terrible shock in the Madrid management and it has sparked club president Florentino Perez to sign some new faces and bring into action.
Perez has signed three players for his new manager this summer so far. Vinicius Junior and Alvaro Odriozola both landed at the Bernabeu earlier in the summer where the Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois came last week. It is reported that the European champions are not done yet ransacking the Blues for players as this a surprise name came in the lights who is on Perez’s list.
It is not Eden Hazard whom Madrid is targeting but the Spaniard Marcos Alonso. It is not the first time Real Madrid are asking for the defender. After the departure of Theo Hernandez to Real Sociedad on loan, it seems Lopetegui does need some alternatives to give free time to Marcelo in that position. Lopetegui can use the defender in different types of role. Alonso did some fascinating thing at Stamford Bridge. He can overlap also being a fullback and he has the vision to score as well.
His ability to play at centre-half may help the side. The manager is asking to bring in a defender and a striker. Relations are held good between Chelsea and Real Madrid at present too as both the club exchanged their players while Thibaut Courtois joined Madrid and Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea on a loan deal. Though Madrid have started well their domestic season with a dominating win over Getafe.
Carvajal and Bale scored for the side and looked impressive. It was expected that Madrid may lose some of their fans due to the departure of Ronaldo as the opener match witnessed the lowest attendance in a decade. Madrid must fight this off-field battle and influence their true fan to come to the field again. Real Madrid is not only a club, they belong to football heritage and they will definitely get over this situation soon.