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January 2020 was a successful year for the Real Madrid. The white team won the Spain Supercup after winning at Valencia in the semifinals and at Athletic in the end. On that occasion, Zidane could not count on players like Benzema, Asensio or Hazard, but twelve months later, he has his favorite trident to regain glory.
The BAH He will partner again to get the ticket for the final of the Super Cup. Of Saudi Arabia to Andalusia. And it is in Cordova, Malaga and Seville where the three games of this express tournament are played that in addition to the merengue team also play Barcelona, Real society and Athletic. The latter is the rival of the whites in the second of the semifinals, since the other ended with a culé victory on penalties.
This Thursday it is the turn of Athletic and Real Madrid. The meringues have been concentrated for several days in the Gran Hotel Miramar of Malaga, city where the ticket to the final is played so that the new champion leaves The classic of Spanish football. The white team does not want to be the surprise, even more so after knowing that Barça has agreed to the final of The Cartuja.
For that purpose, Zidane has an Asensio who little by little is finding his best version. Since that fateful injury when he played the preseason game, the International Champions Cup, against him Arsenal, the Mallorcan footballer has had to undergo an operation and a more complicated recovery process.
The crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of The league made the now ’11’ of Real Madrid win a small battle at the same time. Thus he was able to enjoy a few minutes in the final stretch of the domestic championship, managing to see the door in the first moments of his reappearance, thus demonstrating that the wand that he touched is still very present.
Mirage or not. Doubts have hovered around him ever since. In recent months there has been a debate about whether the Concha Espina club should sell Marco Asensio over the next summer. But Zidane asked him for patience, tranquility and confidence. A recipe that has led the player to regain his smile and savor the honeys of ownership again. The Super Cup could be your great turning point.
Hazard and his 2021
The other footballer who wants to remove the ‘thorn’ is Eden Hazard. The Belgian arrived at Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019. A dream come true after several years trying to close his signing for the white club. Challenge achieved, but soon the harsh reality ran into the ‘7’. The ex of Chelsea He was chaining one injury to another until in March he had to undergo surgery.
Hazard himself recognized during the break due to the Covid-19 crisis that his first season in the white team had been bad. The new course began and the injuries returned to be primed with a footballer who is considered one of the best on the planet. Zidane already warned that 2021 would be the year of Eden and this Super Cup may be the beginning of this great story that Zizou warned about.
[Más información: Así fue el entrenamiento del Real Madrid antes del partido contra el Athletic de Supercopa]