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Managing Madrid Podcast: Valencia Preview With David Garrido

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Kiyan Sobhani is joined by David Garrido of Sky Sports to preview the Valencia match

REAL MADRID - VALENCIA CF 3:0; Photo by Henri Szwarc/Bongarts/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani was joined by David Garrido of Sky Sports to discuss:

  • The bitter rivalry between Real Madrid and Valencia
  • The Gaizka Mendieta ‘what if’ in 2001
  • Valencia’s backline, and lack of center backs for this weekend
  • Valencia’s form this season, including their recent slump
  • Marcelino’s blitzing counter-attack, and Real Madrid’s worrying transition defense
  • The upside of Carlos Soler
  • Maksimovic, Santi Mina, Francis Coquelin and Valencia’s depth
  • The discipline required to buy into Marcelino’s blueprint
  • Developments on ‘Nou Mestalla’
  • Real Madrid’s identity
  • The blame -- where does it lie?
  • The upside of Dani Ceballos
  • And more!

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

David Garrido (@SkySportsDavid)