Real Madrid won 2 trophies last season one was Supercopa de España and another one was the league title (La Liga). This season they lost in the semi-final of Supercopa de España against Atletico Bilbao, Lost in the semi-final against Chelsea, lost the title on the last day!
Real Madrid tried their best but Atletico has the last laugh
Real Madrid did a wonderful job even in this season although they lost all three competitions, it was a good season for them.
Three reasons Real Madrid was better this season:
No signing in last 3 windows:
When Manchester United bought Bruno Fernandes for their Arsenal, Manchester United transformed into ruthless Manchester United of Sir Alex Ferguson! In the last 5 years, he was the best signing for any club in the Top 5 league. While Real Madrid signed no players and they still end up at 2nd on the table. They almost win the league
Injuries in the Real Madrid
51 injuries in the team Real Madrid beat Barca twice and once Atletico Madrid (the other one was a draw).
This season Toni Kroos and Luka Modric had more responsibility because the team was struggling with so many injuries and lack of experience.
Luka, Kross, and Benzema were exceptional this season, Nacho and Eder were in their careers best form because Real Madrid never looks like they are playing without their leader Ramos and Varane. Lucas Vasquez and Valverde play a very vital role in the absence of main defensive right-back Carvajal. While Miguel Gutiérrez was the finding of the season.
Dispute in the Club:
Last season Zidane had major disputes with players like Bale, James Rodriguez, and Luka Jovic.
Luka Jovic’s concern was not getting enough time to play. Same with James Rodriguez, so they both left the club. James Rodriguez left last summer for Everton to meet his former coach Carlo Ancelotti. Luka Jovic left on loan to his former club Frankfurt.
Last summer, Bale and Zidane’s dispute was a hot news topic. Bale didn’t play against Manchester City in the Round of 16 of UCL at Etihad.
So Bale went to his former club Spurs on loan. This season there was no dispute between the Coach and his player so it was easy to maintain the players. Even though Real Madrid CF played with 51 injuries, they did well.
Zidane might not be the best coach, not even one of the best, but he did a wonderful job in his 2nd time. In Glory time he won 3 consecutive champions league titles. While in his 2nd Without Ronaldo he wins 2 trophies in 2.5 seasons. Madrid won 2 trophies last season one was Supercopa de España and the other one was the league title (La Liga). This season they lost in the semi-final of Supercopa de España against Atletico Bilbao, Lost in the semi-final against Chelsea, lost the title on the last day.