Well rather they’re a saturated starting 11 that has won so much lately I don’t understand why they even get up in the morning anymore (Or how Zidane made them) and then they lost their main goal scorer, the best in the world, through whom all the finishing has been built for a decade.
Now their main striker and right winger are required to score and Benzema is a support striker more than anything else, their right wing used to only need to be drawing attention and Bale is now required to score and their defence, which is designed for gung-ho man vs man defending because Realball is designed to be attacking football, look a lot more shambolic when they’re not lethal on the counter but have to sit and defend as a unit, something they were always bad at by design. And they have obviously not refilled at all for years on top of that, because they’re redesigning the Bernabeu to look like a robot duster.
If you look at what’s standing behind the regular starting 11, Vazquez is like many of our own products, “promising” for so long they’re 28yo by now, Isco and Asensio sure are good but they’re not scoring 15 goals per season and Ceballos and Llorente are more or less not scoring at all and Vicinius is 18yo. So where they thought the goals would be coming from nobody knows. Surely they did not expect Bale and Benzema to cover up the 50goals/season that just left the building lol
They need to buy a whole new attacking trio and get an actual manager in, and possibly the best candidate to take over for Modric was Kovacic who they should’ve probably kept around it seems. Especially since Kroos is struggling as well.