Real Madrid Opinion of Raul Varela
Whether it’s a trial run or not, it doesn’t matter whether we talk about three centimetres or three hours, the fact is that its convenient to set the debate on the interests on everyone involved.
The matter of the LaLiga schedule is somewhat older than football itself. We were told of an algorithm and super computer, which apparently is now dedicated to studying COVID-19, to explain the organisation of matches according to certain criteria. This must be a joke because almost nobody is satisfied with their schedule.
Furthermore, in this head-to-head battle for the title we find Barcelona always playing before Real Madrid, with Los Blancos having the subsequent emotional burden of finishing their next four matches at midnight, some of them with a trip back to the capital immediately after the match.
In the end we can look to China and their early morning hours to find a reason for this shameless lack of equity.
With how easy it is to dismantle these theories by alternative time zones between each other, you could easy avoid such a scenario.
Then comes the three centimetres, and I’m talking about offside.
It’s worth noting that Quique Setien is a groupie of Pep Guardiola, who broke the mode in a lost cup final, alluding to a decision of millimetres which prevented Pedro scoring.
That was a historic moment because of how it was interpreted. Complaints and regrets about missed success. A twist in the discourse around officiating. More or less the same as what we heard in Barcelona on Monday.
Karim Benzema starts in an onside position, which is like being pregnant, you either are or you’re not, there is no in-between. Toni Kroos ends up scoring after three minutes, but for three centimetres that you can’t control, many things happen.
These compaints are from a coach whose way to control a lead is to listen to Lionel Messi acting as the boss in the drinks break. That’s some thirst for victory.