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Managing Madrid Podcast: How Will Zidane Use Odegaard? Plus: Las Blancas; Journalism Corner

Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind discuss Odegaard’s tactical fit next season, and the Las Blancas crew continue their season preview

Barcelona V Real Sociedad Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in three parts.

Part One (Las Blancas with Om Arvind, Gabe Lezra, Raquel Barbadillo, Grant Little)

- How Barcelona Femení became a powerhouse in Spanish football

- Full tactical breakdown of Barca and their key players

- The way Barcelona represents the ascendancy of Spain as an international force

- COVID-19 and questions over the Women’s Champions League continuing

- The lack of physicality and fitness in the Spanish game

- Why the “Barca way” of playing requires verticality and width

- Underrated Barcelona players

- The one weakness in Barcelona’s defense

- Real Sociedad’s impressive ambition

- Nahikari García’s leadership and quality as a player

- La Real’s interesting coaching situation these last few years

- Real Sociedad’s new signings

- The enthusiasm around the team and its cultural significance

- Real Sociedad’s tactics

- Deportivo La Coruña’s history

- Depor’s key players

- Getting excited about Real Madrid Femenino’s new signing and former Depor player Teresa Abelleira

- Deportivo’s general tactics

- Athenea del Castillo’s explosive potential

- Being sad about the departure of Ainoa Campo

- UD Granadilla Tenerife’s history and key players

- The intelligence of veteran María José Pérez

- The subpar defensive tactics and the lack of individual tactical development in the league

Part Two — 1:16:50 — (Odegaard’s tactical fit with Kiyan Sobhani and Om Arvind)

  • How Zinedine Zidane fix the issue of dealing with high presses?
  • What does Martin Odegaard solve?
  • His between-the-lines movement
  • Where is he going to play?
  • Who will lose out on minutes?
  • Odegaard vs Isco
  • Will Real Madrid’s style of play change with Odegaard?
  • Real Madrid playing without Ronaldo like they still have him
  • And more.

Part three (Journalism Corner with Kiyan Sobhani)

  • A discussion on all the hard work required behind the scenes

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Om Arvind

Grant Little (@grantlittle09)

Raquel Barbadillo (@raquelbars)

Gabe Lezra

Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)

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