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Managing Madrid Podcast: Benzema and French politics; Camavinga at LB; Zidane; Toronto; Castilla Corner

A mega 3-parter hosted by Kiyan, Sid, Ruben, and Kris, with special guest Kristian Jack

Argentina v France: Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images



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

Part 1: Kiyan Sobhani and Siddharth Ramsundar on World Cup Final aftermath:

  • How much was Karim Benzema missed in the World Cup final?
  • French politics
  • Argentina’s tactics
  • Kylian Mbappe - Emiliano Martinez beef
  • France’s injuries finally taking a toll
  • Eduardo Camavinga at left-back
  • Did our evaluation of Camavinga go up after this tournament?
  • Does Zinedine Zidane improve this French team?
  • Antoine Griezmann’s issue with Benzema
  • Mbappe’s greatness
  • The Mbappe doll
  • Salt Bae
  • How does the 2nd half of the season unfold?
  • Enzo Fernandez or Jude Bellingham?
  • And more.

Part 2 (~48:30): Kiyan is joined by fans in Toronto, as well as special guest Kristian Jack:

  • The greatest president in Real Madrid history
  • The Qatar experience
  • The evolution of footballers
  • Vinicius’s performance at the World Cup
  • And more.

Part 3 (1:16:00): Castilla Corner with Ruben Skjerping and Kristofer McCormack:

  • Another impressive comeback
  • The value of a good squad
  • Do we need a backup for Benzema? How far away is Álvaro from being good enough?
  • One point behind the top of the table – how optimistic should we be?
  • The importance of young players in the current market
  • Arbeloa’s record-breaking Juvenil A
  • Marcelo’s son standing out for Infantil A
  • Enzo and Theo Zidane playing against each other

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Hosts this week:

Kristofer McCormack (@CastillaConer)

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@tacticalfouling)

Ruben Skjerping (@RubenPMN)

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