3 mistakes Real Madrid need to finally learn their lesson from

Real Madrid, Florentino, Perez (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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As we all know, Real Madrid, as a club, is run by people, so there is a lot of room for errors, and it is normal to make mistakes. It’s basic human nature. You make mistakes, and then you learn. But, Real Madrid have to start doing the learning as well.

They can’t keep making the same mistakes over and over without learning a thing or two, that’s just being ignorant to something that requires fixing, and for no good reason, since those things are stopping them from becoming world-beaters once again.

Here are three such things that I think Real Madrid need to learn their lesson from.

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid need to start hiring tactically adept managers, and give them enough time

This has been a recurring theme for I don’t know how long. But, for some reason, Real Madrid just don’t care about the managerial side of things as much as they care about bringing the best players into the team. The club never thinks about what would happen if they combine the best of both worlds, and see Real’s chances of winning Champions League titles skyrocket.

Zinedine Zidane was a very good coach, both tactically and from a man-managing sense, but he had his limitations. He had difficulties in adopting one proper brand of football, and becoming very skilled at it. He fixed Real Madrid’s defensive woes, but the team looked short of ideas going forward.

Then, Real Madrid replaced him by hiring a coach that was a big downgrade, if anything, someone who doesn’t really like rotating the squad, either. Ancelotti is going to lead Real Madrid to La Liga triumph not because the team’s been fantastic under him, but because certain individuals have shown up in every single game, and the rivals have not been as good as they could’ve been. Honestly, if Xavi was Barcelona’s coach from the start of the season, I don’t think they would’ve been that far behind Real Madrid.

In 2022, you can only go so far with a guy that is not exactly known for a certain style of play, unless you’re ridiculously good at man managing and utilising your entire squad. And even then, you need to know what your gameplan is. Are you telling me Klopp or Ten Hag would’ve done what Ancelotti did against Barcelona? There is no way in hell!

The club needs to stop undermining the position of a manager so much and bring in a tactically adept manager like a Jurgen Klopp or an Erik Ten Hag, and give them the keys to the car, give them time, help them with the team-building, so that they are able to form a really good team that is able to compete with teams like Manchester City and Bayern Munich, among others.