Real Madrid have stumbled in their first serious test this summer. The whites, who came from beating Fuenlabrada and drawing against Rayo, fell to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. Few conclusions can be drawn from a game in which almost no starters played, but one thing is clear: this team is not exciting. The defeat itself should not be a concern, but the outlook is not very optimistic. Not a trace of the pressure that Ancelotti promised, a disorganized defense and a midfield without ideas and who does not dominate. And if you look at the template, there are few revulsive ones.
Real Madrid needs new faces to get excited again, to see that there is indeed a renewal of the squad and that all those players who have shown they have no level to play for Madrid are leaving the club. But instead, Madrid have the same squad as last season, one year older, changing Ramos for Alaba and still having problems in front of goal. With this situation, the Real Madrid fan can now put their hands on their heads and get the idea that the season is not going to be easy at all and they will have to suffer to fight for the titles.
Madrid need new blood and instead Isco, Marcelo or Bale (although he did not play yesterday) are still in the team. None of the theoretically substitutes is giving the level to disturb the three in the center of the field or give them a break and in front of goal it is seen that Benzema is everything in this team. Madrid continues to drag old problems that the club is not trying to solve and that is what worries the fans the most. With the same ones from last year, plus those on loan, the level of the team is still insufficient for LaLiga and above all to go to Europe.
If no reinforcements arrive, then that Ancelotti and the madridistas pray that Courtois, Modric and Benzema will have an off-series season and the plague of injuries from a break for the team. Otherwise the same thing can happen to Madrid from last season, which gives one of lime and another of sand and in the end it runs out of titles. And seeing how the quality of the Barça and Atleti squads improves while Madrid is getting worse, surely it will cost them more to be in the fight until the end.