This Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.
Part One (El Clasico preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez)
- What’s changed since the last Clasico?
- Ronald Koeman’s system changes
- Frenkie de Jong’s new role
- How stable is Barcelona’s back three?
- What’s the best way to exploit them?
- Dealing with Barca’s left side
- Stopping Jordi Alba’s cut-backs
- Fede Valverde vs Luka Modric?
- What did the 3-5-2 solve for Barcelona?
- Should we press them?
- What should we be worried about?
- Barcelona without Gerard Pique
- Starting XI for both teams
- Stifling Barcelona’s build-up
- Top right Lionel Messi
- Karim Benzema’s importance
- Vinicius Jr’s importance
- And more.
Part Two (Mailbag with Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete)
- Would we sign Kylian Mbappe for 150m now if we had a guarantee we’d get him for free a year later?
- Eden Hazard’s injuries
- Will he play in the next two games?
- What’s this team’s ceiling?
- Dani Carvajal’s status
- Is Clasico make or break for La Liga?
- Is Eden Hazard an automatic starter when he returns?
- 2nd leg tactics
- English media disrespect towards the Casemiro - Toni Kroos- Luka Modric midfield
- Do we have Balon D’or candidates?
- Would Vinicius’s growth be impacted by Mbappe’s arrival?
- Do we need David Alaba?
- Should Nacho make Luis Enrique’s Euro squad?
- And more.
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Hosts this week:
Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)
Jose Perez (@jcperez_)