January, the most dreaded month for Madrid
The loss of Real Madrid on Sunday, 1-0 in front of Getafe, emulates the start of the year that white had in 2015, last year of Carlo Ancelotti in his first stage at the head of the merengue. On January 2 of that year, the Madrilenians ended a long invicto series by falling to Mestalla 2-1 against Valencia, with which initiated the white collapse in this course, glorious by others for the FC Barcelona.
The journey past the Getafe is coming just before visiting Sportive Club Alcoyano by the Rey Cup final treintaidosavos, a high-risk crash for Madrid, considering that he has been out of the tournament for a year in front of the same rival in Alicante, but in the turn of dieciseisavos. The party finished 2-1 for the stages, after empatar to 81 ‘and condemns the eliminatory ones to the extension, five minutes from the end.
This defeat assumed the principle of the end for the second stage of Zinedine Zidane on the bench of Chamartin, since it marked the second elimination of the season in barely a week. Eight days earlier, the Whites had fallen in the semifinals of the Supercopa de Espana, 1-2 ahead of Athletic de Bilbao. Casually, eight days after this year’s meeting in Alicante the Madrilenian will return to Arabia to play in the semi-finals of the Supercopa, this time in front of Barça.
In both seasons (2015 and 2021) Madrid finished without titles and without a coach. Ancelotti knows Madrid are susceptible to New Year’s hangover and does not want to repeat the ghosts of the past. However, the filming of the Covid-19 and the injuries in the staff complicate in particular the plans of the Italian míster, the one who will have to throw away the hand of the basic wardrobe on Wednesday to get out alive from the Municipal Field Le Collao.
Ancelotti, messing with the team
The Madrid technician was very critical of his team after culminating in the fall in front of Getafe. In the pospartido press conference, the gentleman assured that the team “had stayed on vacation”, as the players did not have a reaction after the sung of Militao which cost Enes Ünal so much, mourn the nine minutes of play.
For Ancelotti, the parts after the navideño stop, “are still difficult”, but on Sunday the team showed less focus and less commitment. “We didn’t deserve to win, we didn’t deserve to lose. We give a goal and lose a point; that can be a touch of attention.”, puntualizó the Italian.
After visiting the Alcoyano, the Madrid will receive in Valencia on Saturday in the Bernabeú. Whites remain strong in League leadership, but their eight-point advantage over Sevilla can be reduced to two on their own, as Andalusians have a pair of parties less. This Monday, the Seville visits Cadiz with the obligation to win to get closer to management.