start of the championship of Spain was a reason for the enemies to
shout that Real has lost a step. The capital club has shared the
points with Valencia and Levante, and then lost to Betis. The Spanish
media were discussing the question of losing motivation, dependences
on Cristiano Ronaldo who was absent because of disqualification.
However the time has passed, the situation began to be more stable
and that seems that everything was absolutely different.
is busy with reorganization of the team. More and more playing time
is received by young football players and those who weren’t on the
leading roles earlier. The list of players who spent most of all
minutes in the field includes Marco Asensio (the second place) Nacho
and Isco (the 5th).
It is interesting that the so-called trio BBC has no leaders –
Ronaldo is the tenth, Bale the thirteenth, Benzema the fifteenth.
Though it is clear that there are also objective reasons in it.
and Asencio so far are dragging Real on their shoulders. The first
has statistics 2+3 on goals and assists and the second – 3+2.
Spaniards are leaders of Real according to the factor goal + pass.
And Isco for the whole season was “being sold” to other clubs
and the second was warming the benches. Besides Isco and Asencio
other young football players – Daniel Ceballos and Theo Hernández,
Marcos Llorente and Borja Mayoral and also Achraf Hakimi – are
playing more and more. If don’t mention 25-year-old Isco then among
the others the most senior has 22 years. Of course, so far only
Asencio from the youth is a leader and the others are just helping
him. However, in particular Ceballos is demonstrating what he is
capable of. Also he was admitted to be the best football player of
the youth European championship.
lately was purchasing not star football players but talented players
who can grow. The current season demonstrates some progress, proving
that new strategy was correct. It is obvious that in a couple of
years Ceballos who was purchased this summer and Hernandez will
become great football players of a starting line-up though all see
that they are very useful even in this season.
is interesting how the coach Zinedine Zidane continues to demonstrate
all his skills. Earlier many noted that the Frenchman just allows the
star squad of Real to play – doesn’t disturb Ronaldo, Benzema,
Modrić, Kroos and the company to realize their potential. It’s clear
that it was not true. However this year Zidane is demonstrating new
sides – the Frenchman successfully works with the youth. At the
same time to train young football players to the top club where all
need the result here and now is much more difficult than if we were
talking about any other middle level club.
Ceballos, Hernandez are progressing considerably. When several
football players become stronger this can be only the result of
systemic work of the coach. The fact that Zidane had found the way to
Isco is one more demonstration of his abilities. The midfielder was
considered to be talented player long ago and now he became the real
star, the leader of the club.
to skillful work with youth there are no squad problems now for
Real. Any football player of the starting line-up can be replaced
easily with the young player without any qualitative loss. The long
bench and a possibility of rotation isthe best recipe for the next
success. Real has not just many football players, the club has enough
hungry football players. Ceballos and Hernandez were not winning the
Champions League and Isco and Asencio (the first has spent more than
80 minutes with Juventus, and the second even scored) weren’t on the
leading roles. All of them want their own new success.
the main joy of Florentino Pérez is that Zidane has built the basis
for new Real for the years ahead. Ronaldo and Modrić are 30-year old
already; Bale, Marcelo and Benzema are very close to this number.
However, Real isn’t afraid of this fact, the club has already
prepared future team leaders therefore no painful change of
generations in Madrid is expected. It is happening right now. Calmly