Real Madrid will play against Valencia tonight at the Santiago Bernabeu. Lets get some things clear first.
We are 12 points behind Barcelona. Barcelona is 8 points ahead of it’s nearest competitor. Barcelona tomorrow will play against Villareal (who are struggling to find their rhythm and I think have won only 1 of their last 8 matches, that sucks to say the least) away from home, so there is a chance that Barcelona might drop points.
Real Madrid simply need to win this, as I have been saying for the past 4 weeks. We should have won against Sevilla and at least should have drew with Getafe so that Barcelona defeat wouldn’t had hurt us this bad.
Anyway,We got a lot of praise from the media for the performance we gave against Barcelona and many think that that performance is going to pmropel Real Madrid to their best form yet this season. We fought and thats what we should do in every match, not just against Barcelona. It’s ironic that it was Barcelona who won the game but everybody (save for Barcelona fans) was talking about how Real Madrid couped with their current crisis and came out, to put up such a strong show against the best team in the league by far.
But the defeat at the Camp Nou did leave us exactly a dozen points off the pace. While it may appear on paper that the title race is all but over for us, there’s mixed reaction around the Bernabeu camp over whether or not we can pull off the greatest of comebacks – for the second time in three years – and successfully defend their crown. While some players are confident they can, others are more reserved.
There is no doubt in my mind that the appointment of Juande Ramos has breathed new life into this Real Madrid squad who have been looking for something to inspire them to play like the current La Liga Champions. Juande Ramos has been inchargeof theclub for not more than two weeks and the team is already showing sharp and confident attacking football that we didn’t see this season under Schuster.
Within days Real Madrid are defending like 8 times better than they did in Schuster’s last match and there is a sense of optimism surrounding the club, something which you don’t see at Real Madrid, when the club is in a crisis as huge as this one. We have injured players, we have unbalanced squad and we are 12 points behind our eternal rival Barcelona but still there is a sense of hope amongst all Madridistas. That is awesome to see, normally, you would see only white hankercheifs flying around at the Bernabeu when Real Madrid get these type of Results.
But after losing three successive league games and four of their last five , I think it’s now time for Real Madrid to start making up ground and recover lost points. We have to get the points now, great displays and no results, is not going to count anymore. We just cant affordtoslipupanymore.Wejustcannot.