Backroom issues at Camp Nou allowed Real Madrid to claim La Liga title, Zinedine Zidane’s second at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 2019/20 season saw Barcelona besieged with infighting and turmoil. While in Madrid, Zidane continues to register results with a squad hampered by injuries.
Eden Hazard had the worst season of his professional career, while Luka Jovic continued to make a fool of himself in the news.
Real’s inability to offload both Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez did not help their cause. Despite all this, Los Blancos claimed bragging rights in Spanish top-flight football.
Jorge Valdano was vocal in his praise of the Blancos manager, who strung together a winning season in an efficient manner.
“Zidane has finally beaten Messi and managed to do it with so much efficiency,” the former Real Madrid player and coach told France Press according to Sport.
“He worked with an array of talent, was very efficient, and put in a lot of planning. This is because what he did was a lot more difficult than people think.”
“And all of this is thanks to his ever-increasing wisdom and being a coach unlike anybody else. He continues to surprise me by his evolution across the board.”
“He’s a very intelligent and professional man,” continued the Argentine pundit. “He uses his experience to improve. He won because he was able, more than anybody else, to adapt and adapt his team to new situations.”