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5 things we learned from Real Madrid in 2017

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The best man to lead Madrid

2017 was well and truly Real Madrid’s year. They won 5 trophies and became the first club in the history of the UEFA Champions League to win the trophy twice in a row (since it became the Champions League from the original European Cup).

However, the end of the year wasn’t as good, as they are currently trailing bitter rivals Barcelona by 14 points in the league. Indeed, Madridistas are currently barely fostering hopes of a top-four finish, let alone of winning the league, keeping in mind the current state of the affairs.

Regardless, here are the 5 things that we learned from Real Madrid last year:

#5 Zinedine Zidane is the man to lead them forward

There's no better replacement

While there might be a number of calls for Zinedine Zidane to be sacked after the way Madrid have performed this season, the truth is that he is the best man for the Blancos at this point of time.

Let’s have a look at the alternatives. If Zidane is sacked, then who could take over? Mauricio Pochettino? He won’t command the same respect as the Frenchman does. Apart from Pochettino, Ancelotti’s name has been mentioned, but he has been sacked from his last two jobs, so it remains to be seen how he could be deemed as an improvement.

Guti is another person, but it seems a difficult choice with Cristiano Ronaldo on board as the temperamental nature of the two could cause rifts. As a result, the best man right now is undoubtedly Zinedine Zidane, and in Zidane they should trust.

Even if they end up trophy-less.

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