The stage of Zinedine Zidane in the Real Madrid. It is the second time that this phrase has been written in a short time, but this time it seems the definitive one after the club announced the departure of the French coach, who leaves behind 11 titles, including 3 Champions League.
However, French has been much more than titles. He managed to return to Real Madrid its glory and its spirit, especially in Europe, where football did not arrive, competitive ambition and the desire to win did. Because Zidane was that. More than just a coach to use, he accompanied and knew how to guide his stars to respond at key moments, as he did long ago as a player. A legend that cracks like Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo or Luka Modric.
His greatest confidence was in the squad. In a set in which he gave everything from the first day to almost the last. In this second stage, the passing of the years affected pillars such as Marcelo or Isco, as well as not having Cristiano Ronaldo, who left at the time the Frenchman finished his stage.
Zidane, to the rescue
What is most valuable for Real Madrid is, beyond the titles, the love of Zidane by the club. When he left the reins of the first team, a few months later, with the club in full crisis, the Frenchman decided to return to rescue some players that he had confessed some time ago with whom he was beginning to have a problem. But they responded. In that period, Madrid lifted LaLiga and Super Cup, although it was impossible to reissue the role in the Champions League, remaining this season in the semifinals, just one step away.
Players who did not fit
Not everything has been flowers, worth the redundancy for the fortune that has smiled at Zidane at key moments, in his career at Real Madrid. His confidence in a certain block has deteriorated other footballers, unable to count on minutes and who have had to seek life outside. The clear case is that of Gareth Bale and James Rodríguez, stars disappeared under the command of Zidane, who also did not have the wise young woman like Ceballos, Odegaard or Marcos Llorente, who had to find their lives away from the club.