When Real Madrid began their season, there was a lot of doubt and to some extent some uncertainty. Many did not agree with the transfers they did over the summer, others were skeptical with the coach and just the whole staff in general. But fast forward to present day…Real Madrid is the leader of the Spanish league. Is that a shocker?
In my opinion…it is not. Considering the team has worked so hard to continue with the momentum of the last season making modifications to the line up and also acquiring stellar players that shined during the World Cup. With the signing of James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos, and Keylor Navas many fans were outraged citing that the price of James was ridiculous, that Real should not have invested so much money on a player that “nobody knew anything about” before the World Cup. If you’re a fan of upcoming talent, you would know that James was a sensation before the World Cup, but he was more of what we call “underground talent.” Perhaps the price tag might have been a little excessive but in all honesty, every player is an investment no matter how small, money is money. With the selling of Angel Di Maria fans were outraged and some even said that, that was the doom of Real Madrid, that there was no other player they could sign that could compare to Di Maria’s quality. When it was official that Keylor Navas was also being signed to Real Madrid a good majority believed it was a sign that Iker Casillas no longer would be the main keeper, but as we have seen so far both have qualities to them, of course Casillas remains the top choice, but Navas has shown he has the potential to become starter in the very near future. Toni Kroos had been spectacular with Bayern Munich but the fact that Madrid sold Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich did not go well with fans. Alonso had been a crucial key to Real Madrid’s midfield, it was a shame he was unable to play the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid because he was suspended. When the match was over Alonso was one of the first players not playing to jump on the field to celebrate with his teammates. Such actions made him very respected within the Madridista fans. His move to Bayern Munich shocked many, one of his main reasons was that it was time to move on.
Recently Coach Carlo Ancelotti came out and said that Real Madrid will not be acquiring new players during the winter transfer window. Do we agree or not?
To be honest, I don’t see why he would even begin to seek any more players considering he has one of the best squads in the world and he has at least two good players for every position. Getting new players would mean two things: getting rid of current players and/or benching the new ones meaning that it would cut their playing time. So if that were to happen instead of giving them an opportunity to grow he would be diminishing it. With that said, I think the current squad they have from the youngest to the oldest, from the strikers to the goalies the whole squad is doing phenomenal.
The latest trophy that Real Madrid acquired is the FIFA Club World Cup. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has helped Real Madrid acquire 4 pieces of silverware in a single year, that deserves some huge recognition considering the team was falling apart with Jose Mourinho, even if I think he’s a great coach, Real Madrid was almost shattered and the dressing room was a mess.
Up next…Real Madrid will face off against Valencia to continue their winning streak and continue being league leaders. Can Real Madrid achieve just as much or perhaps even more in 2015?