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Congratulations to Real Madrid FC on achieving the amazing feat of amassing 11 champions league titles.Truly truly amazing!!!
Saturday’s match lived up to its billing as a breathtaking,nerve racking finale.And as always here are my thoughts…
ZIZOU IS ACTUALLY GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES
I for one before now have looked down on Zidane’s tactical nous but on saturday,Real Madrid pulled of a tactical masterclass.They played differently and i think Atleti didn’t see it coming.They conserved their energy and only pounced when neccessary.Love them or hate them,it worked the treat and did you notice that Vasquez-benzema sub?Truly masterclass!
CASEMIRO IS MADRID’S UNSUNG BUSQUETS
you may have barely saw him throughout the match except for that moment when he blocked the ball for a throw in and was down on one knee posing (maybe) for instagram.Casemiro detonated any bomb that Atleti brought,the first half was Madrids’ and save for Carrasco’s introduction,he ensured that there was calm and quite at the backline.
VASQUEZ IS A STAR FOR MADRID’S FUTURE
His introduction gave Madrid a bite that they lacked with Benzema.
GARETH BALE’S PONY TAIL
With his new hairdo,he almost did no wrong as he was a constant attacking threat.I feel he should be given more leash to express himself.He is not that bad afterall
EL CHOLO IS A WORLD CLASS COACH
Diego Simeone has proven for the umpteenth time why he should be called among the coaching greats.Tactically sound,incredibly passionate and driven and a great fashion sense(his all black everything ensemble is always a yes yes!!),i will not be suprised if he lands a big time job in no distant time.
They belgian wide gave a good account of himself and Danilo would do to avoid encountering him again in future.With his fastfleeting speed and dribbling ability,he is a constant threat to any defence…
Hope say u neva taya?oya take puff puff…am almost done
Hollywood would be perfect for Pepe.I mean,with the way he exaggerated on the pitch,he’ll definitely win an oscar
IS DANILO BRAZILIAN?
When carvajal limped of the pitch in tears,we all knew that a weak link was coming on but…hey let us give him a benefit of doubt yeah.He came on with his stylish hair and disappoint.Carrasco made a door out of him and ran him ragged.Compared to the Brazilian full backs i know and admire,danilo’s is a far cry.I think he is more indian than brazilian,cricket is his forte.
Antoinne griezzman failed to show up when it mattered most.Quick fire shots with 0 percent accuracy and a missed penalty,talk about the pressure of the world on your shoulder.Hope he learns from it though.Had he a calm head,it would have been a different story.
RONALDO’S POOR DISPLAY
120 minutes without any meaningful contribution summarises his decline as an all round player.Yes the numbers speak for themselves and yes he scored the winning penalty and yes he pulled of his shirt in celebration as though he banged in a hattrick*oshi*.That doesn’t quite cut it for me.You should be more than goals.
was he exhausted or was he scared of diving?Rhetorics that we may never get answers to.He has had a good season as a shot stopper but is all but useful when it comes to penalties
JAMES IS EXILED
For some reason,God did not pick james’s call at madrid.My advice,jump ship to where there is network.
WHAT I LEARNT
First,i should say that i was super disappointed that atleti lost.They have played their socks of this season and winning the trophy would have been the perfect icing on the cake.Life is like that,it has no colours.The difference between winning and losing is as minuscle as the difference between a 69B and a 70A.
Winning is a great feeling but it’s not everything.The fact your name is not engraved on the trophy doesn’t make you a loser,it just means that there is just space for just one.When its your time its your time.
Just strive to beat every previous record you have set time and again.THAT SHOULD BE YOUR TROPHY.