The defeat of Real Madrid on Wednesday in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, 2-1, at the hands of Alcoyano, of the second division B, equivalent to the third category of Spanish football, has unleashed a crisis in the club.
The Spanish media handle the version which this would have been the end point of the relationship of the coach, Zinedine Zidane, and the board of directors and there is even talk of his replacement.
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“The Madrid leaders do not aim to make drastic decisions in a immediate and yes waiting at the end of the season to start a new Real Madrid without some of the current protagonists of the white team, but with renewed illusions, as necessary as essential, “they warn in the sports newspaper, Marca.
And they added: “Real Madrid can still win two titles, but the wear suffered by Zidane and some of his players, is greater than the possibility of winning either Laliga or the Champions League, competitions in which the white team is not the favorite. “
Zidane and the club are not living a better time. The results are not the best, for the This button is dead in the Copa del Rey, and they cannot afford to continue in the doldrums.
“Zidane does not escape the maxim that coaches are subject to the results and the feelings that his team emits. The current Real Madrid does not find the way and the signals it emits point to a total loss of confidence in the coach’s message, as was demonstrated against Alcoyano, with a coach without the ability to respond at the end of the ninety minutes ” wrote the newspaper.
In another note, Marca warns that names are already being talked about and they remember that José Mourinho arrived at the club a year after the historic elimination in the match with Alcorcón.
In Argentina they warned that the current River Plate coach, Marcelo Gallardo, is one of those who could go to replace Zidane at Real Madrid, although nobody confirms it with an official source.
AS has on its page a video with the words of Zidane, that warns that they are not going to lower their arms, but that the moment they are living is bad.
The Brazilian Eder Militao opened the scoring for the whites (45), but José Solbes equalized (81) sending the game into extra time, where Juanan finished off on goal for make the 2-1 (115) that gave the pass to the modest team from Alicante.
Alcoyano ended up scoring the winning goal when he was already playing at a disadvantage for the expulsion for a double yellow of Ramón López (110).
The elimination in their first Cup match this season is a new blow for the white team, who on Thursday of last week had suffered a painful defeat in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic de Bilbao, ultimately the winner of the trophy.