Last Monday, when I saw Zinedine Zidane get introduced by Don Florentino in the Press Room of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, I thought it was a dream. “Is this really happening?” I thought to myself. I pinched my cheek hard to see if I would wake up. Yes, it was real. After nine months and eight days, the legend was back to reclaim the program he started.
Aside from his commanding presence and tactical prowess, Zidane is capable of becoming better. He always assumed responsibility for prior errors and looks eager to apply what he learned to future situations. It will be very interesting to see which iconic veterans he decides to retain and move this summer. Nevertheless, his return has been a Godsend to Madridismo after a fateful season to forget.