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)
Grant Little (@grantlittle09)
Raquel Barbadillo (@raquelbars)
Las Blancas (@Las_Blancas)