There is no doubt that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane bears a great responsibility for his team’s cruel loss yesterday 1-4 against Valencia in the League, as he insists on the “old guard” participation” and applying his own vision of rotation and resting the players.
However, this insistence reflected negatively on the team’s performance, as it suffered a severe loss in front of the “bats”.
In a tour of the communication sites, it is evident that the royal fans are disappointed with the squad with which Zidane started the match and cost him important points in the journey to preserve the title of the League.
Zidane played surprisingly, the Brazilian Marcelo and Spain’s Isco, who have been far from their level since the start of the season, and the German Toni Kroos and French Ferland Mendy sat on the bench.
And if the two players need to rest, then not in an important match and front of a stubborn opponent, such as Valencia.
Most sports analysts agree that Marcelo is no longer suited to Real Madrid, especially in the presence of Mendy, who offers good levels and was not injured. More than that, he was ready to participate.
Marcelo was one of the many deficiencies in Real’s defense. Jose Gaia could impose his control on the left flank; the Spanish international became a nightmare for Marcelo, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez.
Vazquez, Marcelo & Ramos all concede penalties 😳
Varane scores an own goal 🤦♂️
Real Madrid roll out the red carpet for Valencia 🙃 pic.twitter.com/I3Op8fRr91
— Goal (@goal) November 9, 2020
The heart of the defense, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane committed two fatal errors. The latter scored a goal error in a comedic manner, and the first touched the ball with his hand in a way that a novice defender could not do, and his team suffered a penalty kick that came from the fourth goal of the “bats”.
Real Madrid's defence against Valencia:
Ramos conceded a penalty ❌
Marcelo conceded a penalty ❌
Vazquez conceded a penalty ❌
Varane scored an own goal ❌ pic.twitter.com/kEvvygcb8h
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 9, 2020
Source : Spanish Press