The reigning LaLiga champions have found their way challenging in 2020-21 at home and abroad. Inconsistency proved to be an issue at times last season, only for a remarkable post-lockdown run to deliver yet another domestic crown.
Sacking Zidane would be a very hasty
Firing Zinedine Zidane would be a “very hasty” decision by Real Madrid, says Hugo Sánchez, with the Blancos urging him to stick with their current coach despite the recent form-struggles. The reigning LaLiga champions have found their way challenging in 2020-21 at home and abroad. Inconsistency proved to be an issue at times last season, only for a remarkable post-lockdown run to deliver yet another domestic crown. Defending that prize will not be easy as Zidane’s side dropped 13 points after ten games. Struggles are also being endured on a European stage. With Madrid under threat to miss a place in the last-16 of the Champions League. In the last 2-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk, last time out has the Blancos sat third in Group B, leaving only one game left to take in – against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Frenchman showed a desire to fix everything
Real Madrid’s fate remains in their own hands while time is on their side in LaLiga. But questions are being asked about Zidane’s ongoing presence and his ability to build on the successes of the recent past. He vowed not to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, there was a desire on his part to fix everything. And Sanchez believes that faith should be shown in an iconic Frenchman. The legendary former Blancos striker told reporters when he wondered if he should sack Zidane: “No, I don’t think so; it would be very hasty right now. There will be a certain pressure, nervousness and the expectation of a result against Borussia Monchengladbach too.”
While calling for patience from Real Madrid, Mexican legend Sanchez, who has hit 208 goals in 283 appearances for Los Blancos on his playing days, admits that standards are slipping in the Spanish capital. He added: “There have been some serious criticisms of Zidane. He takes it stoically. But I note his nervousness because his players are not rising to the expectations placed upon Real Madrid players”. Real will return to domestic action against Sevilla on Saturday. Before accepting the decisive home date with Monchengladbach on December 9, which will determine their continental destiny.