Real Madrid: 3 Players That Have Disappointed Early in the Season

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Real Madrid: 3 Players That Have Disappointed Early in the Season
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Real Madrid's slow stat is uncharacteristic of a Jose Mourinho led squad.

Seven games into the La Liga season and Real Madrid are already trailing FC Barcelona by eight points. 

For a club like Real Madrid, it's never okay to have this kind of run, even if it's early on in the season. They are simply too big and have too much money on the pitch to have more draws and losses than wins after seven matches. 

In the Spanish league there are really only two teams that ever compete for the top spot. Real and Barcelona are constantly vying for position while the rest of the league is playing for third place. 

That would be fine for Real since they drew with Barcelona in the first El Classico of the season last weekend. Unfortunately, this season teams are a lot more competitive and currently Real's crosstown rival, Atletico Madrid, is nipping at the heels of Barcelona where Real should be. 

There are a number of people who can be blamed for the appalling start, but ultimately it is a team game and thus a team result. 

Let's try and point a few fingers and figure out just why this season has already gone south for Los Blancos. 

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