On a day that promised to cement Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga, the Merengue team were held back by a one-goal draw against Atlético de Madrid and missed a valuable opportunity following Girona’s setback against Real Sociedad. However, what worries Madrid fans the most is analyzing the reasons behind this draw, and in this case the attention goes squarely to Florentino Pérez.
The president of Real Madrid becomes the main culprit for the misfortune on the pitch. The draw hurts not only because of the points lost, but also because of the way it came about: in the final seconds of the game, with a goal from Marcos Llorente that left a bitter taste for the Whites. This is due to the lack of available plants, which could have been avoided.
Ancelotti has serious problems
Coach Carlo Ancelotti had to improvise and used Dani Carvajal as a central defender alongside Nacho, as the team only had one fit central defender due to injuries to Antonio Rüdiger, Militao and Alaba. The lack of foresight in the transfer market was directly pointed out to the management of Florentino Pérez, who did not add any further reinforcements to the defense despite recurring injuries.
Ancelotti’s sensational performance is marred by off-field decisions. Although Real Madrid have successfully weathered defensive losses so far, their long-term viability appears to have been compromised. With no new signings currently possible, Ancelotti faces the difficult challenge of maintaining his defensive stability for the remainder of the season. Florentino Pérez is undoubtedly at the center of criticism of the personnel management that has put the team in a precarious position.