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Managing Madrid Podcast: Alpha Bale

Kiyan and Matt talk about Bale rounding into form, Achraf’s progress, and more

Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani and Matt Wiltse discuss:

  • Barca’s invincible season
  • Celta Vigo’s suicidal high line
  • A Boyé dud
  • Real Madrid’s comfort in picking Celta apart; plus discussion on the 4-1-4-1, 4-2-3-1, and 4-4-1-1
  • Thierry Henry’s positioning (you’ll see why)
  • Gareth Bale’s best position, and why he plays better on the flank
  • Borja Mayoral’s place long term
  • The benefits of having interchangeable flanks
  • Achraf Hakimi’s progress: Final ball, touch, defending, dribbling, etc
  • What Jesus Vallejo needs
  • And a ton more

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

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