For journalists, Daniel Riolo and Fred Hermel, Real Madrid and Karim Benzema have arrived at the end of a cycle.
Reigning European champions, after having achieved an extraordinary Champions League campaign last season, Real Madrid took the door of the most prestigious of European competitions a year later. Wednesday evening, at the Etihad Stadium, the Merengue were swept away by Manchester City of Pep Guardiola (4-0), in the semi-final return (1-1 in the first leg).
A defeat which marks the end of a golden generation, which will have won everything over the last decade, for Fred Hermel. “There is a very negative general trend for Spanish football. The Benzema, Kroos, Modric or Carvajal match, I really think we are at the end of the line. We said that already two or three years ago but now it is no longer possible.estimated the follower of the Madrid club on the airwaves of RMC.
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“They arrive at the end of an adventure”
Same story on the side of Daniel Riolo, who announced the end of the domination of Karim Benzema and his partners. “Players like Kroos or Modric, obviously we adore them and they made people dream, but inevitably after a while, they get tiredhe lamented. Even Benzema is less well. They won so much that the flame dwindled. They arrive at the end of an adventure, of a path. » Still, the Ballon d’Or 2022, like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, should extend his lease in the White House.