Here is one post which was sent via a WhatsApp message by one of my fellow Madridista buddy. And this right here really brought my sentiments down and echoed the pride and love of being a Madridista. ❤
Many doubted that he is risking his “Mythical”, “Godly” status at the club and everything he built as a player for the most ambitious role in the football world. The place where darkness as well as brightness lurks just around the corner, just out of sight but when things go wrong, tension and hysteria descend and suffocate.
Took over the side that was shamefully kicked out of Copa Del Rey, humiliated by fiercest arch rivals at home, outplayed by French champions over two legs and already off the pace in LaLiga contention.
He’s not been there, done that as a manager though he was there when we won 9th champions league in Glasgow with his magical volley and he was also there on the touchline assistant to Carlo when we lifted unprecedented “LaDecima”, he learnt the system and politics at the club through advisory roles before getting his hands dirty.
He restored the pride of the arguably biggest club in the world as we contented two prestigious trophies till the end, cooled off the dressing room actively rebelling against the manager and most importantly revived Cristiano Ronaldo who many including myself believed heading towards irreversible decline, all within four months. No matter how much fanboys whine about benching the best player under Carlo but it took guts to field balanced squad rather than reputed one which Benitez couldn’t fearing defensive approach to the game.
We have not got identity to the style we are playing right now as these things will take its time because there is plenty of work to do, both tactically and at a squad building level but the most loved person alive at Real Madrid has given ruthless Perez and Real Madrid faithfuls (especially the ones who followed Castilla and their breathtaking football under him) every reason to believe he is the man to do it.
Zinedine Zidane protector of the realm, conqueror of Europe, first of his name and last of his stature