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Managing Madrid Podcast: Manchester City Preview; Rudiger Thoughts

Kiyan Sobhani is joined by Jose Perez and Siddharth Ramsundar 

Real Madrid Training Session Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images

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This episode comes in two parts.

Part One: Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez preview the Manchester City game and discuss the Antonio Rudiger signing

  • How should Real Madrid approach this game defensively?
  • What’s City’s backline going to be without Stones / Cancelo / Walker?
  • Gabriel Jesus
  • Key matchups
  • Raheem Sterling vs Dani Carvajal
  • Midfield battle
  • Stopping Kevin de Bruyne
  • Explaining Toni Kroos’s struggles right now
  • The tactical approach from both teams
  • Eder Militao’s importance
  • The importance of Real Madrid’s bench mob and the energy levels
  • Why Rudiger is a good signing
  • Debunking the argument that Rudiger is a ‘systems player’
  • Should David Alaba start over Ferland Mendy at LB?
  • And more.

Part Two (56:13): Kiyan Sobhani and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss Benzema’s longevity

  • Why Karim Benzema is unbelievable and unrivalled
  • His diet and training regime
  • How athletes prolong their careers
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Jose Perez (@jcperez_)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@tacticalfouling)

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