The 2019/20 Pre-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by Eddie, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. MerlinRM

    MerlinRM Member+

    May 5, 2014
    NorthEast USA
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    An exciting midfield addition or two and I can enter the new season on a positive note. The pieces are there.

    Mendy and Jovic's injuries were a big blow imo. I wanted to see if Zidane would incorporate them into the XIs he was playing around with. Instead, Mendy has been MIA and Jovic just came back 2 games ago.
     
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  2. natenate101

    natenate101 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    California, US
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is my feeling too. But new midfield options are essential.

    We need Vinicius and Rodrygo to step up and fill that RW void.
     
  3. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Not really, Marcelo is currently talked of as one of the positives of the preeason, that he regained form and physical level compared to last season, and with Jovic it's still all a mixed bag.

    The big transfer was Hazard. We expected him to be a lot better if we're being honest. Doesn't mean he will not be, but he was not the most expensive player in Real Madrid history level good at any point so far in pre season.
     
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  4. Yannick Relens

    Yannick Relens Member+

    Real Madrid
    Belgium
    Jan 21, 2018
    Big problem stays that he might assist and score a decent amount of goals, we will still need a lot of scoring by others. We lack another absolute goalscoring and creating machine. Or do we think Benzema will be better than last year? Which tbh was a bright spot in dark times but is still far from world class. If Zizou somehow gave us a feeling that he has a clear system and we would have some defensive stability while also creating chances at the other end of the pitch , we wouldn't be this negative. But the pre season was very worrying.
     
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  5. robertocarlos3

    robertocarlos3 Member+

    Jan 9, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    doesn't matter how good Marcelo regain his form, he is still a defensive liability, and especially with how shaky our defense looks, its a bigger problem.
    another one of these Zidane mysterious where he will literally die before benching Varane and Marcelo.
     
  6. MerlinRM

    MerlinRM Member+

    May 5, 2014
    NorthEast USA
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I wanted to see how much a healthy Mendy featured this preseason to get an idea of what his role would be. We know by now ZZ has no qualms about benching or sending away players who are in form.
     
  7. Varnagel

    Varnagel Member

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    Jun 4, 2017
    #3532 Varnagel, Aug 13, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
    Eh, Benzema was one of Real Madrid's best players during the pre-season.

    Jovic was worse than Mariano who actually scored a goal.

    Mariano left a better impression & played way less minutes than Jovic.
     
  8. Zidane05

    Zidane05 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    Toronto
    Mariano left a better impression than Benzema and Hazard tbh.
     
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  9. temesgen

    temesgen Member+

    Jun 27, 2004
    I think Marcelo will need rotation to keep it up for a whole season, he's still struggling to get back and defend but going forward we see some of the guy we all love. Jovic has really good potential but he's not being used properly if we don't have specific things we're trying to accomplish with the ball. But again to see the best out of guys like Marcelo and even Modric they'll need rotation.
     
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  10. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I feel bad for this kid. Has never been given a proper chance no matter who is at the helm... but he always shows heart and production.
     
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  11. Yannick Relens

    Yannick Relens Member+

    Real Madrid
    Belgium
    Jan 21, 2018
    He should be given 3 matches as a starter. Play 2 strikers with him and Benzema. Hazard behind them not in a flat 4 4 2 because Hazard is no RM but a true RW.
     
  12. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    I got attacked for saying something similar.
     
  13. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    By a jovic fan :thumbsdown:. Wish we could keep this kid
     
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  14. Drouchk

    Drouchk Member+

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 9, 2018
    I really like Mariano as well, you get the impression that if he had a good run of games he’d score a lot, he has that striker instinct coupled with work ethic, those two attribute make up for his lack of ball skills .
     
  15. ElCapitánSR4

    ElCapitánSR4 Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Sep 14, 2017
    If you look at my post history you can see that I said the same thing like a 100 times before the summer. People are calling me a Jovic fan just because I said you can't compare their situations from the pre season. I always said Mariano didn't get a fair chance to show it a couple of matches in a row. ZZ just doesn't like this type of player it seems.
     
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  16. MaxY

    MaxY Member+

    May 24, 2016
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Mariano is a very limited player so I can't blame the club. A striker Lucas Vasquez.
     
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  17. ElCapitánSR4

    ElCapitánSR4 Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Sep 14, 2017
    Mariano is a good back-up and he does what a striker has to do, score goals. You must not expect dribbling or Benzema's technique from him, but he has a good finish and is great in the air.
     
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  18. yoanaidarov

    yoanaidarov Member+

    Real Madrid
    Bulgaria
    Sep 29, 2014
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Bulgaria
    Rodrygo injured. This is getting ridiculous.
     
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  19. RMrules

    RMrules Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 12, 2019
    SMH.....Rodrygo and Brahim are out.LV undisputed starter.....how far we have fallen.Terrible management have left us without a worldclass right winger
     
  20. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    If we somehow sign Neymar, we're selling Lucas.
     
  21. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I just don't see it happening because he's one of Zidane's favorites. I would be perfectly fine with him having his status as a started downgraded to what he deserves (and i am reaching here): be a 5 -10 min sub.
     
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  22. robertocarlos3

    robertocarlos3 Member+

    Jan 9, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    but we're not. I'd say its 60% he stays in PSG and 40% he goes back to being the midget's bitch.
     
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  23. HZinho

    HZinho Member+

    Apr 2, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I know you're already reaching, but I have a small addition after "sub": "(...) if other forwards are unavailable".
     
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  24. YOUNGSTARS87

    YOUNGSTARS87 Yellow C@rd Bandit

    Dec 21, 2005
    That's one of the most heavily exaggerated things at the moment.

    Last two matches Lucas didn't start and didn't play big minutes. Yet nonstop "Lucas titular!".

    It's funny as a meme and fun. When people can't differentiate meme from reality it becomes a problem.

    Half the reason why Lucas plays so damn much is the other players are shit or unprofessional like Bale.

    If we get real options he hits the bench. If we were to somehow buy Neymar he hits the plane to another team unless we need him for nationality reasons.
     
  25. Wolfdude

    Wolfdude Member

    Real Madrid
    Aug 27, 2017
    So apparently, Jovic is going out on loan cause he played 2 matches and Zidane wasn’t impressed, and yet for some reason we’re playing some dead weight players over and over again. ******** me this is frustrating
     

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