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A Vote of Confidence
️ Effenberg: “Kroos return? From a sporting point of view, it would undoubtedly help the team immediately and provide it with stability. He has been performing at a very high level for years and continues to do so at Real Madrid.— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) December 28, 2023
However, things are not going well for Germany… pic.twitter.com/FaqxRknCkw
Talk around Kroos returning to Die Maanschaft has been getting louder. Kroos already changed his mind about retiring from club football and perhaps will do the same and return to international football for one last hoorah!
Team Lunin for the Win?
One could make the argument that Lunin has earned the number 1 spot with his performances in Kepa's absence. The fact that Carlo has walked back his talk of Kepa being the number 1 is a testament to Lunin's performances.
Can Jude score 23 more goals?
The most goals scored in 2023 by a Real Madrid player:— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) December 28, 2023
1. Benzema - 23 goals
2. Rodrygo - 22 goals
3. Vinicius - 19 goals
4. Bellingham - 17 goals pic.twitter.com/xiJlZBU5ef
Karim's last season was sketchy from a point of view of his impact on the team. This was largely due to a lack of rhythm and constant niggles throughout the season. But he finished really strong, most memorably with a hatrick at the Camp Nou.
If Real Madrid are to improve upon last season, Jude Bellingham will probably have to match Karim's numbers
“Some will win, some will lose. Some are born to sing the blues. The movie never ends. It goes on and on and on and on..
Don't stop believing. Hold on to the feeling!”