By Sduduzo Masuku
Zinedine Zidane has faced a lot of criticism since taking over at Real Madrid from Carlo Ancelotti. All the criticism pointed one issue, his managerial experience at the top level. However he has since proved all the critics wrong, winning the Champions League in his first season in charge.
Many believe that Ancelotti had ready done job for him, he got the right players put in places for him. This season he had his first pre-season as manager with the team, a lot will rest on his shoulders at the end of the season. He had the chance to sign and release players, so there is a lot of pressure from him to deliver.
The real test has begun, he has the chance to prove his tactical ability and his maturity as manager. Real Madrid are hit by injuries and the schedule is very tight after the international break. With important players like Sergio Ramos (knee), Casemiro (Broken Leg), Marcelo (Calf), Luka Modric ( Knee) and James Rodriguez ( Calf) it is really a huge mountain to climb for the Frenchman.
On the brighter side it a huge oppprtunity for him to test himself and prove his worth even more. Champions League is coming up, El Classico is also knocking and La Liga is tight as well. This is could be rise or the downfall of Zidane’s coaching career.
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