Real Madrid began this season in a very disturbing way. The reigning La Liga champions were struggling and all the blame was centered on Jose Mourinho. But, after a huge win at the Camp Nou, the struggles may now be a thing of the past.
Most of those thinking that Mourinho will leave base their opinions on the poor early-season form of Real Madrid. However, the “Special One” now has Los Blancos firing on all cylinders.
Though Madrid still do not look their best in domestic play, that should not take away from their overall performance. La Liga is a lost cause and now the very last priority on Mourinho’s list.
With Real Madrid looking more like the club of last season, Mourinho can now make them even better in European play.
Form no longer seems to be an issue outside of La Liga. But some may still ask questions about the locker room situation.
We have been hearing all season about conflicts behind closed doors, but this has been denied by players such as Karim Benzema (via SkySports). Even Xabi Alonso has come out and heaped praise on his manager to silence the rumor mill.
After Raphael Varane scored Madrid’s third goal against Barcelona to seal the match, the players and Mourinho shared an embrace on the sideline.
This was not just a celebration. The hugging and jubilation showed that not only is Real Madrid back, but they are united. With such a strong squad moving forward, Mourinho is bound to stick around.