Zinedine Zidane was right all along when he issued a warning to the press and Real Madrid’s numerous critics.
He told everyone who cared to listen that his present Real Madrid team is the strongest in the club’s history and in less than week, the players proved that assertion by blowing away Premier League champions Liverpool and Lionel Messi lead Barcelona.
Liverpool were resoundingly beaten 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final. Jurgen Klopp’s men just couldn’t put a foot on the game until Klopp hurriedly took off Naby Keita and replaced him an exceptionally talented midfielder in Thiago Alcantara.
Sadly, the damaged had already been done by Madrid’s world-class trio Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro who created all three goals.
Against Barcelona, those three ran the show again in midfield and proved the intricate passes than lead to Lucas Vasquez to square the pass to Karim Benzema before Toni Kroos made it 2-0.
Barcelon did pull one back but it was more of consolation goal than a fight back.
Real Madrid without Sergio Ramos still remains the strongest club in Europe. The 35-year-old has written his chapter in the club’s history book just like Cristiano Ronaldo once did and its time he leaves.
With Zinedine Zidane still at the helm of affiars, Real Madrid will always remain a proper team with or with Sergio Ramos.