Overview of the Last Season
Real Madrid had a very challenging season last season. With over 70 injuries, out of which 13 COVID-19 cases had made them unstable in making a core team. Though, with all of these complications, Real Madrid had a remarkable consistency due to very talented academy players. Antonio Blanco, Miguel Gutierrez, and Victor Chust were some star names along with Hugo Duro, Marvin Park, and Sergio Arribas.
Considering the injury factor and the instability in the squad, Real Madrid managed to come 2nd in the League table. They also reached the Semi-Final of the Champions League where they lost to Chelsea on an aggregate 3-1. This instability also resulted in their Copa Del Rey Round of 32 defeat against Alcoyano, the third division team in Spain. Also, they lost to Athletic Club in Supercopa De Espana Semi-Finals. The Medical Staff was in question and there was lots of pressure related to the fitness of players. Still, they managed that this season was smooth and no more complications occur next season.
Los Blancos lost one of the brightest minds in football history who was leading them at the end of the last season. Los Blancos manager Legendary Zidane left Madrid.
What have Real Madrid done this window
Firstly Real Madrid need was a manager to fill in the shoes of Zidane. There were many elite managers like Allegri, Conte linked with Los Blancos. Finally, Perez went with a man he knew and who guaranteed success Carlo Ancelotti. The then Everton manager was given chance to come back to Madrid and he grabbed that chance with both hands.
If we saw other teams and compare them with Real Madrid, they had a very decent Transfer window. With huge losses of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane and the new Signing of Eduardo Camavinga and David Alaba, Real Madrid experienced it all. Real Madrid started this window with a major free agent signing of David Alaba from Bayern Munich. Gareth Bale too returned from his loan spell at Spurs and looks to be a starter in Ancelloti’s setup.
Then, Real Madrid has to bid adieu to their best defensive center-back and their captain Sergio Ramos, as he signs for PSG for free. Then another experienced center-back, Raphael Varane got sold to Manchester United for 40 million euros. Kubo returns to Mallorca on loan. Then before the window ends, Odegaard leaves for Arsenal at 35 million euros. After all that confusing Mbappe Saga, Real Madrid signed Eduardo Camavinga for 31 million from Rennes. Then Odriozola went on loan to Florentina. Overall Madrid has a good competitive squad and will be looking to go full throttle this season.
What did Real Madrid miss this window?
Los Blancos still has some spots to fill their strength and depth clearly. Real Madrid missed a great chance to sign Pau Torres to end their center-back problems. Sevilla’s Jules Kounde would have been a perfect fit for Varane. Right-wing problems could have been resolved if Mbappe would have come in and added some attacking depth. Also, Ancelotti revolves around attacking midfielders more often, so maybe Madrid missed a signing there.
Expectations from this season
We can expect a trophy or two, from the whites of Madrid as they are the toughest competitors. With the greatest Vikings from Spain, luck always stays with the braves. The greatest midfield trio of Kroos, Modric, and Casemiro is the one with its unique playmaking styles. Youth (Valverde) is contributing their best and playing their all-out football. Experienced player helping the youth guide their way through their journey with this elite club always helps in the long term, so expectations rise higher and higher as the game progresses.
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