Opinion: Spanish football is in a state of emergency

After what we are currently looking from the biggest Spanish clubs in the world, we can say that La Liga is in a state of emergency.

When the Spanish La Liga took over the world after the English dominance back in the early ‘2000s, nobody imagined the state of emergency they would reach today.

We can no longer say that the most powerful clubs in Spain are the title contenders for the biggest competitions in the world.

This dominance has been overtaken by the clubs from the English Premier League, and they look like they will control it for quite a few years.

We can assess that just by looking at the start of the season that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid are having right now.

The Blaugrana just lost their second away match of the season in La Liga, and they truly suffered against Borussia Dortmund during their trip to Germany.

Real Madrid is also going through a similar moment, where they are clearly struggling to find the ideal starting eleven for the season and they are getting painful away defeats.

The loss at Parc des Princes against PSG might be the first of many heartbreaks ahead for Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid doesn’t seem to be doing as bad as the other two giants, but they also spent too much money to not deliver good results this early in the season.

It appears that the clubs from Spain will go through an adjustment period, one in which they won’t win as many international titles as one would expect.

In the case of Real Madrid, it was almost inevitable getting a low point in their history after so many years of success.

Los Blancos won four out of five Champions League titles between 2014 and 2018, that marks the second most prolific run in their history.

Also, this club was at 9 European championships before 2014, not they are at 13 as the ultimate winners in the competition’s history.

FC Barcelona’s case is way more alarming than Real Madrid for one simple reason: they are wasting the last good years that Lionel Messi still has left in him.

Even the Argentine already “threatened” the club with possibly leaving at the end of the season if they don’t win the UEFA Champions League again.

Atletico Madrid’s case is slightly less alarming because they aren’t a club that usually wins too many titles.

However, Diego Simeone crossed a line that set his team apart from the other two this summer.

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This is the first time that the Colchoneros spend more than €100 million in a single-player after Joao Felix’s transfer, for whom they paid a hefty €126 million.

All three clubs are expected to at least reach the Champions League semifinals after everything they spent during the transfer window.

But they are getting poor results this early in the season against clubs that aren’t considered the best in La Liga.

The real reason Spanish football is in a state of decadence.

There is no other way to look at this troubling moment in Spanish football history, it all started during the summer of 2018.

It’s no coincidence that the best era in Spanish football history came hand in hand with the biggest football rivalry of all time.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo truly became the best possible representatives of La Liga, they elevated the level of performance to uncharted territories.

The fact that both players were together in this journey for the better part of the last decade, means they were always making each other improve.

As a result of this, Spanish football’s level was elevated to a place we hadn’t seen before.

FC Barcelona dominated both the UEFA Champions League and the domestic tournament during that time, whereas Real Madrid dominated Europe with those four trophies they won.

All of this was possible due to Messi and Ronaldo’s competition, which sadly ended last summer when Cristiano decided to play for Juventus.

We can’t say that this Golden Era in Spanish football wasn’t beautiful while it lasted, it sure was long and very enjoyable.

I don’t think there will ever be anything like it while I’m still alive, hopefully I’m wrong though…

What do the Spanish clubs need to do in order to regain dominance again? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.

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