An unstoppable leader

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first_imgVariety of slate.Zidane has given the false myth that it was a simple grace aligner. He has used three tactical variants this season. Two of them, at specific times and to surprise the opposing coaches. He did it in the 2-2 against PSG, when he caught Tuchel off guard by changing from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 with Isco, who had not played a minute in three of the previous seven games and seemed sentenced after his bad night at Son Moix. Celades, in the semifinals of the Super Cup, also surpassed him with the board. A Madrid with five means (Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos, Isco and Modric) that erased Yeda from Valencia (3-1) with three goals … from midfielders.All involvedIt was one of the images of Valladolid-Real Madrid. Nacho going to merge into a hug with his coach after making the goal in Pucela. “I wasn’t going to go up to finish off, but Zizou told me to do it,” the center revealed after the duel. Later, his phrase was even more significant: “I am having fewer minutes than in previous years, but If I have to bet on someone, I do it for Mr.” It’s the key. The Frenchman makes everyone get on the ship (he who is not at ease has the door open, like Odriozola), keeps the illusion of those who play less (Brahim) and even has managed to fight the difficult issue of Bale, an incomprehensible footballer. Without the power of the great signing of summer, Hazard, due to injuries, the Marseillaise squeezes his squad to find goals: “Everyone can make a difference”. The strategy.Bettoni, the second of Zidane, is taking advantage of your ideas with the ball stopped, captured in images in a script that shows Zidane and the players. The exceptional touch of Kroos plays a fundamental asset. Thus, essential goals have recently arrived at the top in strategy such as Ramos in Vitoria (1-2 at Alavés), Varane’s double at Getafe (0-3) and Nacho’s goal at Pucela.Zizou, reinforced.The result of all the above is that Zidane has gone from questioned to more reinforced than ever. Between September and October, with 3-0 in Paris and 1-0 in Mallorca, he had to live with the ghost of a possible return of Mourinho, then unemployed, to the Bernabéu. Ramos in Istanbul, in the previous 0-1 to Galatasaray which was a turning point, was blunt when asked by the Portuguese: “The measuring stick is different from one person to another … We are at death with Zizou“. From those difficulties, to ecstasy in Jeddah. “Zidane is a blessing from heaven,” Florentino Pérez celebrated. This Madrid now faces a month loaded with the Cup, the derby and the return to the Champions League against Manchester City. And it does it at its best … It does not bend the knee.The ability to be a Madrid that does not leave the matches, whatever the rival, it has been accredited. Just one defeat The same figure that at this point was the last Madrid that sang the alirón, in 2016-17. In the previous 25 years, only the Madrid of 2002-03 were there with Del Bosque (he was champion) and that of steel that built the first Capello, in 1996-97 (he also raised the title).An armored Madrid.Do not lose, primarily, because it is a team that has walled. Only 13 goals in 21 league games, his best record in history matched with Madrid from 1964-65 and 1987-88. This Madrid has defeated the defensive porosity of other years. “Defensively we are doing very well, is our strength. We defend all, “Zidane insisted in Pucela. A Madrid that doesn’t break, that goes up and down like an accordion. It is the only team that has not received any goal from outside the area. Valladolid was only allowed four shots and none went to goal … Courtois grows …The Belgian has found a personal and soccer stability which, finally, is transmitted in the field. The Brujas afternoon hit bottom and Areola threatened its ownership at times, but it has risen. Between December and January, only three goals conceded in nine games between Liga and Supercopa. Yesterday I recapitulated that transformation in RMTV: “I have been strong mentally with criticism. Last year was not easy and if you can not with that pressure, to be in Madrid, this year could not be at this level.” The goal has ceased to be a problematic focus in Chamartín. Courtois makes a stop against Valladolid.JAVIER GANDUL EI Real Madrid will close January as solo leader of Primera and with the conviction of having reinvented of doubtful team into an unstoppable one. If in September Zidane had to save a match-ball in Istanbul with that 0-1 to Galatasaray, now the movie is very different. Zizou has been reinforced on the bench, along the way he won the Super Cup in Jeddah by exhibiting resources from strategist (that Madrid of the five midfielders …) and the almost eternal fire in the goal has extinguished. This Madrid faces the decisive part of the season with an unbeatable air. Nacho’s goal for Valladolid gave Real Madrid the victory.JESUS ​​ALVAREZ ORIHUELAlast_img

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