Still agitated by the ghost of the unfortunate past campaign, Real Madrid faces the course of its intended resurrection with more familiar faces on the roster of those who expected a hobby eager for news that will return the illusion to Santiago Bernabéu. He despised the Zinedine revolution Zidane for the benefit of a reset, confident in recovering the best version of the Praetorians who cemented an unparalleled European hegemony in recent decades that came to an end with the unexpected march of the technician and the escape of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2018. It was the first act of the melodrama that returned, nine months later, the cane to Marseilles, erected in Messiah of a convulsed club and plug of an incipient institutional crisis that empowered him to set up an author team, even if the current design differs from the sketch that the technician drew.
Despite spraying with the 303 million euros invested to date the record of expenditure that set the 258.5 that disbursed FlorentinePerez on his return to the presidency the summer of 2009 and becoming the great agitator of the summer period, Real Madrid faces the start of the League with an eleven gala that differs little from the one that sustained the triplet of 'orejonas' without truce. Of the five signings -Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Éder Militao and Rodrygo Goes-, only the Belgian has the undisputed headline poster, to which he adds the flagship label of a project that, if not more reinforcements before The closing of the market, with the name of Neymar flying over the Bernabéu, will pivot to a large extent on his overflowing talent.
Zidane fulfilled the recruitment of former Chelsea an old yearning. He alerted his status as a budding star when he emerged in the Lille. He has had to wait nine years to have it at his command and is preparing to make it the dynamic of an attack that recorded the worst league data of the 21st century last year. Only a miracle would consummate his other great demand, a Paul Pogba to which he intended to erect in a cornerstone of an aging and lacking muscle center that has lost solvency changes with the exits of Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos, reviled by a preparer who also condemned Gareth Bale and James Rodríguez, depreciated and with An uncertain professional horizon.
It has not flowed the chapter of ups and downs as Zizou ambitioned, which exposes the credit amassed to the coup of Champions in a campaign that will determine if he was right or wrong with his return last March assuming eleven days of processing become more media casting than another thing since the Frenchman had already outlined his road map, with bets that contravened the wishes of the directive and a preference for veterans who marry badly with the presidential desire to rejuvenate the block to avoid astronomical investments.
The stormy preseason, which had as its epicenter a historic humiliation at the hands of Atlético, has sharpened doubts about a rearmament loaded with urgencies. Misfortune was primed in the form of injuries, with Marco Asensio as the main victim after his premature goodbye to the season due to a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the external meniscus of his left leg. The low of the Balearic deprives Zidane of a basic piece in his scheme since he was called to occupy the right side of the attack, with Hazard on the left and Benzema as a battering ram. Its absence reduces the room for maneuver, since the Frenchman is suspicious of Vinicius cooking point.
To this is added the more than possible change of scheme. Powered by the defensive weakness shown this summer and the need to find Hazard's ideal fit, the technician calibrates the virtues of 4-4-2 and 3-5-2. He strives for a more vertical Madrid, inspired by the experience that few teams are better off from the exchange of blows.