Zidane: the triumph of simplicity

first_imgIn just three years and three months of work on the most electrified bench in the world, Zinedine Zidane has accumulated so many treasures that he could already retire to his barracks presuming he had entered the remains in the golden pages of the history of Real Madrid. In two stages delimited by the drastic and thoughtful decision that he made at the end of the 2017-18 season (after the conquests of the 13th in Kiev), the Marseillaise has managed to encumb that method based on simplicity and normality. In Jeddah he won his tenth white title despite traveling without his starting attack trident (Bale-Benzema-Hazard) and again demonstrated a collection of tactical and costume management records that make him the fashion coach and an icon for the current and future generations of the club. Zidane wins a title with Madrid every 19 games (he has 187), a Guinness record number that already brings him closer to Miguel Muñoz. The Madrid coach won 14 titles, but he needed 14 years on the bench of the Bernabéu. These are the keys to Zizou method. His incredible legacyThree consecutive Champions, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and a League. Only the Cup is missing to complete a painting worthy of the Prado Museum. Every 19 games touches hair. With four more titles will reach Miguel Muñoz. The legend of Zidane continues … StrategistThe Frenchman does not like the label “good motivator of groups” but “scarce records with the board”. In case there were doubts, this season started with the famous 4-3-3 that he already used with the BBC (this time with Bale, Benzema and Hazard). Then he turned to 4-4-2 to save Isco and include him in the wheel (that led Modric himself to the bench several times) and in Arabia he struck Valencia with a 4-5-1 that spellbound all analysts. Zidane is much more than a simple aligner. Three Champions in a row don’t win with a smile …ValverdeThe Uruguayan was in the template as a simple complement. But in the Wanda derby, Zidane decided to give him ownership … and until today. The Pogba option has been eaten (not even Zizou has returned to claim his signing) and after his football immolation to help the team win the Super Cup against Atleti, The little bird He is one of the favorite players of the hobby.Francois Nel & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Fede Valverde, in the final of the Spanish Super Cup.Francois Nel (Getty Images) JAVIER GANDUL & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Zidane greets Isco after replacing him in the Super Cup final.JAVIER GANDUL (DAILY AS) Crisis managementOn October 19, Madrid lost in Mallorca (1-0), after a disastrous match. The club slipped without dissimulation that if three days later it was suffered in Istanbul, before the Galatasaray, another fiasco, the removal of Zidane was under way. There was talk of Mourinho. Far from getting nervous in his public messages, the Marseille put moderation when landing in the Turkish city: “My future? I want to be here forever. Of course, what is being said bothers me, but what I have to do is think positive and do my best. We are Real Madrid and we can’t go wrong for a minute. Not everything can be beautiful. You have to endure and have personality. “Madrid won in Turkey (0-1) and from there it has not lost its smile.Costume controlWhen Zinedine returned to the Bernabéu bench in March, several players were completely disconnected. Solari did not have them and seemed resigned to leave the club in summer. This is the case of players with hierarchy and chevrons like Marcelo, Isco, Bale and even Kroos, who seemed unmotivated and surrendered and is now one of the most solid pillars of the project. The first one gave the ownership (to the detriment of Reguilón) and recovered it emotionally for the cause. Of course, he ordered the signing of Mendy (for 48 million euros) and is now the consolidated holder on the left side. Zizou does not marry anyone. Isco’s case is more revealing. Despite finishing and starting the course far from his best form, he insisted on refloating him by giving him the title in the alcurnia matches: against PSG, in the Camp Nou Classic or in the Super Cup final. Isco looks like another and is on the future list of Luis Enrique for the next Eurocup.last_img read more

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first_imgCameroon hit straight back, however, Aboubakar producing Cameroon hit straight back, however, Aboubakar producing a great finish off a pinpoint cross from Allan Nyom after some slack defence from the restart. Paul Pogba saw a header go just wide as France pressed a lively Cameroon side. Nyoms sliding tackle deflected a dangerous-looking opportunity for Matuidi, but the pressure finally told when Giroud pounced on a Pogba cross, side-footing it past the wrong-footed keeper Fabrice Ondoa. Cameroons Aurelien Chedjou was given too much space down the right flank early in the second period, the Galatasaray defenders hard cross-goal shot cleared by a covering Giroud. Ondoa was on hand to keep Giroud out as play shot back up the other end of the pitch after a defensive, retreating blunder by Chedjou. NGolo Nante, one of Leicester Citys stand-out performers as they marched to a shock English Premier League title, fired in a shot that went just wide of the Cameroon post after Ondoa had produced another goal-saving lunge at a close-range Pogba effort. Andre-Pierre Gignac blasted high and wide after pivoting smartly on the edge of the area. And Ondoa was left to showcase his fine form with an outstanding save. His resulting goalkick beat everyone before being grounded by Mohammed Djetei and centred for the unmarked Choupo Moting, who made no mistake past Lloris. But the game was not over, Payet stepping up to curl in a magnificent free-kick past Ondoa. France, who play Scotland in Metz on June 4 in their final warm-up match, open their Euro campaign against Romania on June 10. AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more