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Managing Madrid Podcast: Modric Balon D’or Chances, Real Madrid History, Roster Shuffling, Transfers

Kiyan, Gabe, and Om break down the World Cup final, discuss Kovacic’s lack of playing time and Modric’s Balon D’or chances, then dive into Lopetegui’s roster construction, and have a lengthy discussion about the Santiago Bernabeu Yeste / Alfredo Di Stefano era, among other things.

France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Kiyan Sobhani, Gabe Lezra, and Om Arvind discuss:

  • The World Cup Final: Full analysis
  • Mateo Kovacic’s lack of playing time
  • Real Madrid fans who weren’t emotionally attached to Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Martin Odegaard: What’s next
  • Fabio Coentrao: What’s next
  • Neymar baggage -- is it real?
  • The Santiago Bernabeu Yeste and Alfredo Di Stefano era, and parralels with Florentino Perez / Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Luka Modric Balon D’or discussion
  • James Rodriguez return, and Bayern’s decision to keep him or not
  • Does Eden Hazard actually fit?
  • Thibault Courtois in Madrid
  • Kylian Mbappe’s worth
  • Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr upside
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Gabe Lezra (@ElEzrah)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind (@OmVArvind)

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