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La Liga Returns
Sweet memories against La Real
The last win against La Real was a 4-2 remontada at the Bernabeu. Would bet against another remontada-style win. Asi, Asi, Asi Gana El Madrid?
❌️ Courtois— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) September 16, 2023
❌️ Arda Güler pic.twitter.com/pAOiZF14Dn
That’s quite a list of absentees. Militao and Courtois are done for the season. Vini will need to come back stronger to carry the team through the CL. Without Karim, he’s going to have to deliver the team to the R16.
Kroos and Modric miss out on provisional XI
Carlo looks certain to keep trying the diamond with the youngsters leading the charge in midfield. With 4 wins in 4 it seems a great idea to build on the youngsters performances and see how far it can take us.
Food For Thought
Xabi Hype train
Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen are unbeaten in the Bundesliga so far with brilliant performances pic.twitter.com/2b0KKVYw7g— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) September 15, 2023
Xabi’s boys have got off to an absolute flyer with 21 goals scored in 5 games. 5 goals condeded en route to 4 wins and 1 draw. There are many who believe this is evidence he is ready for the Bernabeu hot seat.
Is Xabi ready for the Bernabeu dugout or are the expectations unrealistic?
And no, Zidane is not a good example. Nobody thought he was ready to be the first team manager when he took over.
The Daily Poll
Should Carlo stick to the current midfield starters?
Yes. 4 wins in 4 and they will get better
No. Kroos or Modric has to start
It doesn’t matter who starts in midfield. They’re all good enough.
Have your expectations changed since the start of the season?
Yes. (Please explain why below)
No. (Please explain why below)