This Patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.
Part One (El Clasico preview with Kiyan Sobhani and Jose Perez)
– What’s changed since the last Clasico?
– Ronald Koeman’s system changes
– Frenkie de Jong’s new role
– How stable is Barcelona’s back three?
– What’s the best way to exploit them?
– Dealing with Barca’s left side
– Stopping Jordi Alba’s cut-backs
– Fede Valverde vs Luka Modric?
– What did the 3-5-2 solve for Barcelona?
– Should we press them?
– What should we be worried about?
– Barcelona without Gerard Pique
– Starting XI for both teams
– Stifling Barcelona’s build-up
– Top right Lionel Messi
– Karim Benzema’s importance
– Vinicius Jr’s importance
– And more.
Part Two (Mailbag with Kiyan Sobhani and Lucas Navarrete)
– Would we sign Kylian Mbappe for 150m now if we had a guarantee we’d get him for free a year later?
– Eden Hazard’s injuries
– Will he play in the next two games?
– What’s this team’s ceiling?
– Dani Carvajal’s status
– Is Clasico make or break for La Liga?
– Is Eden Hazard an automatic starter when he returns?
– 2nd leg tactics
– English media disrespect towards the Casemiro – Toni Kroos- Luka Modric midfield
– Do we have Balon D’or candidates?
– Would Vinicius’s growth be impacted by Mbappe’s arrival?
– Do we need David Alaba?
– Should Nacho make Luis Enrique’s Euro squad?
– And more.
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Hosts this week:
Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)
Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM)
Jose Perez (@jcperez_)