Sky Sports pundit comments on the current situation of Real Madrid, following Madrid Derby loss
Sky Sports pundit Terry Gibson believes Real Madrid are in real mess, and issues run deeper than just Madrid Derby loss.
Saturday’s defeat has left Real Madrid 12 points adrift from the top, and Gibson suggested Los Blancos need to make some serious changes it they want to challenge for La-Liga next season.
The current situation of Real Madrid, following Madrid Derby loss
“To be 12 points behind in the league at this stage signifies that we are currently seeing a Real Madrid team that are a real mess at the moment – and that’s the opinion throughout the Spanish press. Of course, we know where that starts and it starts from the top.
“There are a lot of issues to be sorted out for Real Madrid, not just to be competitive because they should be challenging for the Champions League. The bulk of the squad is there to start planning for next season and I think it is his (Zidane’s) responsibility. I’m estimating that we might see half a dozen big signings but four or five starting regularly.
While, fellow analyst Guillem Balague feels defeat against Atletico has raised the question over the future of Zidane at Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid’s defeat is basically confirming what we knew at least – and what I thought from the beginning – that Zinedine Zidane is not ready to take this job.
“Partly because the team he has to deal with is unbalanced and partly because he is not prepared for it. The most disturbing thing about him getting the job is the lack of respect for the process it takes you to become a manager at Real Madrid – as if anybody could do it.
“Well, I’m afraid at the back of the mind of Florentino Perez, that’s exactly what he’s been thinking all along. I think these kind of results and that they haven’t improved since Rafa Benitez left – in the same amount of games, Rafa’s team had more points – all confirms that not anybody can do the job”