Written by spainticketsblog
Two years ago Florentino Pérez became the president of Real Madrid. Then Pérez signed Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema. One year later, Mourinho became the coach. And in the middle of last season the team started to play well and get good results.
So, why is Real Madrid not winning many titles?
If a team has a good coach, great players, plays well and scores goals but has not won important titles, there is only one explanation: other teams play better football. In this case FC Barcelona played better than Real Madrid and now that the Merengue Club have improved they only need to win against the Catalans.
Almost a year ago Real Madrid had one of their biggest humiliations being defeated 5-0 by Barcelona. The unreachable domain of Barça could have lasted longer, but Mou’s Real Madrid improved and shortened distances between themselves and Barcelona. They won the cup final (played between the two teams) and put Guardiola’s team in trouble in both the league and the Champions. This year, the white team is playing even better, and now they have the chance to compete with Barcelona as equals and break the hegemony of the Catalans in the Spanish and European competitions.
Sahin, Altintop, Coentrao, Varane and Callejón. At first glance, these aren’t the players that a team needs to reach the top, or at least not the only ones. Nevertheless, Real Madrid already had good players who know each other and work well, so the new additions are just the finishing touch. Of course, good touches: Sahin joined Real to help Xabi Alonso and co. in the middle of the pitch; Altintop, the oldest of the 5 transfers, arrived to Madrid to play on the right side; Coentrao is a good left-back player (he was paid “just” €25 m.); Varane is very young player who joins Real to help in the defence line; and Callejón, who returns to Real Madrid after playing with Espanyol, this time seems to be ready for a top class team.
This year Real Madrid can break the domain of Barça, which will be even stronger with their new player, Cesc Fàbregas. Do you think Real will be able to overcome Guardiola’s team this season?