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The Real Madrid face 2020 fully. The first bars of the new year have left a new title in the showcases of the white club and Zidane seeks to establish the confidence of the team to face the frantic stretch of season that Madrid has left.
The Seville from Julen Lopetegui it will be the first obstacle that the white team will have to overcome in the second round of the season, having started the year with a victory against Getafe (0-3) in the League and two against Valencia (1-3) and Atlético de Madrid ( 4-1 on penalties) in the Spanish Super Cup.
It is precisely this title that has given the necessary peace of mind to the team to face the next games without pressure. After the draws against Valencia and Barcelona in the month of December, the staff needed to certify their good timing with results.
Peace of mind with the Super Cup
The Super Cup was a perfect scenario for this, dealing an accurate blow to the Barcelona, as a direct rival, raising the first title in play in 2020. An injection of morale and confidence for Real Madrid players, shortly before starting the first 'Tourmalet' of the year against Sevilla.
The Lopetegui are a trap game. A meeting in which Hispanics arrive as quarterfinals; as covered that seek to surprise at the Santiago Bernabéu in his career to secure his place Champions for next season. They also have in their favor that Julen knows very closely the ins and outs of the Madrid squad after passing through Valdebebas as coach of the first team.
Real Madrid cannot get distracted and let points slip, since in just two weeks he will have to face the third derby of the season against the Atlético de Madrid: the prelude to the duels of Champions before him Manchester City from Pep Guardiola Y The classic before the new Barça from Quique Setién.
Zidane lowers euphoria
The rush is not good companions in football and Zidane knows that the team needs to have no added pressure to win. A title relieves the hunger of the team and reaffirms the virtues on the pitch. Something that he himself has manifested in the press conference prior to the match against Sevilla.
“The Super Cup has met a goal. We wanted to get this first title. We had managed to win this title before with a lot of difficulties. But it is very important to get it for the rest of the season. We know that what remains is difficult. We have to keep working to get the objectives, “said the Real Madrid coach.
Now it remains to be seen how Real Madrid handles the situation. The staff needs to stay focused and not deviate along the path traced by Zidane. The work in recent months to redirect the situation after the Mallorca debacle has been difficult, but now everything has stabilized and the team needs to show no cracks.
(More information: Real Madrid opens the second round with the return of Lopetegui and the super-champion hall)