Not even the Atlético in New Jersey made him persuade Real Madrid that Without intensity, commitment and concentration it is impossible to compete in elite football. Penalized for the same sins that buried him last year and threaten to bury him again in which he already appears not to mediate a purpose of amendment that was only seen in the second part, the whites squandered the first against Tottenham in a new exercise of apathy turned into heresy when in front is a whole runner-up in Europe.
Much more shot, with its premiere in the Premier just around the corner, the 'Spurs' inflicted the Zidane's third preseason loss to the team, who lost a chance to compensate after the humiliation that his rival from the capital subjected him days ago and sharpened doubts about a project touched already before the campaign kicks off. If I did not have such a black precedent, what happened at the Allianz Arena would hardly happen as an anecdote, but coming in a vapule size, load of arguments to those who stir the ghost of the crisis.
He has work ahead of Zidane in the two and a half weeks remaining for the start of the League, but remains reluctant to vary his road map. In a scenario that paved the way for the 'tenth', the 'twelfth' and the 'thirteenth', the Marseille He confirmed his commitment to the old guard and endorsed his allergy to revolutions. The rear and doorman of the triennium of 'orejonas' without brake, Modric and Kroos in the engine room and Benzema as a reference of an attack front in which two signings broke in, Hazard and Rodrygo.
Keylor Navas, Carvajal (Odriozola, min. 79), Varane (Nacho, min. 80), Sergio Ramos, Marcelo (De la Fuente, min. 80), Lucas Vázquez (Vinicius, min. 64), Kroos (Valverde, min .64), Modric (Seoane, min. 80), Hazard (Isco, min. 80), Rodrygo (Kubo, min. 80) and Benzema (Mariano, min. 80).
Gazzaniga (Lloris, min. 46), Foyth (Tanganga, min. 46), Alderweireld (Lucas Moura, min. 46), Vertonghen (Davinson Sánchez, min. 46), Rose (Georgiou, min. 46), Winks (Walker -Peters, min. 46), Ndombele (Sissoko, min. 46), Lamela (Dele Alli, min. 46), Eriksen (Skipp, min. 46), Son and Harry Kane (Parrott, min. 66).
0-1: min. 22, Harry Kane.
Tobias Stieler (Germany). He admonished Georgiu and Sergio Ramos.
Audi Cup semifinal match, played at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
For a Madrid that came out sleepy the three previous shocks, it was already a surprise that it was Tottenham who was responsible for committing the first pifia, when Benzema was three sad to hunt a bad delivery from Vertonghen to Gazzaniga. Modric was welded with the nonsense of the Belgian power station giving a ball to Keylor Navas in a way that is not permissible even in children.
Tottenham immediately became in command before a Madrid in which Hazard moved more through the center, leaving Rodrygo on the left side. Whites need the Belgian to operate as a driver of a foreseeable attack to satiety. But without game creation or his immense talent he will help a set that is still starving in the spinal cord. Modric and Kroos were shipwrecked once again. Without anchor to keep their backs, neither elaborate nor sustain. Casemiro, taking shape in Valdebebas, is essential even if Pogba arrives.
But the weakness in the center of the field is far from the only recurring evil of the whites, who are still weighed down by beginner mistakes. In that face the palm is carried Marcelo, who lived a 'déjà vu' when he came to the rescue of a ball that was going outside and served on goal the goal to Harry Kane. It was July 30, 2019 and the Allianz Arena in Munich, but it could well be on August 15, 2018 in Tallinn, when a European Supercup on track went down the drain for rojiblanco rejoicing. If the English 'killer' gets to adjust the shot after a fantastic pass from Lamela, the destruction to a Madrid that had already saved several times Keylor Navas would have been greater.
Lamela's freedom was nothing but the product of laziness in the pressure of Zidane's players, another sin that is on its way to being endemic, such as the reluctance to hit at the slightest opportunity, something that has not been seen since the escape of Cristiano Ronaldo. The first shot was executed by Kroos and was hardly worthy of such a name because of the timorato. Hazard also tested, also with no fortune. And although Benzema had a good chance after a counter led by the former Chelsea, his left-footed shot took too high.
He did not turn Zidane men on the break. He is clear about his army and will be immolated with him if necessary. Yes he refreshed his eleven Pochettino despite the fact that he was suffocated in the first half was Madrid. In any case the whites improved, who raised lines, finally went to the fray and they forced at least his rival to put on his combat uniform.
They threatened Benzema and Hazard, reinforced by Vinicius reached the equator of the second half while Valverde contributed the verve that Kroos lacks. But again Keylor Navas had to prevent Son, Harry Kane and Dele Alli from widening the gap with their feline reflexes. The Costa Rican was by far the best of his team, taking advantage of the absence due to injury of Courtois, which will again compromise if the Belgian does not raise his benefits as much as Zidane and the board have covered him with gallons. Only the archer who was shown the exit door deserved the pardon on another day for the anxiety of Real Madrid.
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