Real Madrid has surprised me over recent weeks. With the transfer of sensational striker Kaka and top winger Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid is starting to disappoint me.
When taking a look back, many teams have tried to do the same thing that Madrid is doing right now. Just a few years ago, Barcelona began the same trend. The acquired highly touted Thierry Henry and Eric Abidal. Not to mention this is a team who had Ronaldhino at this time.
The point is that Barcelona, like Real Madrid, spent millions upon millions to bring the top players and stars of their respective countries to play on one team. There is no problem with this as long as ego's do not turn into a major factor.
While Kaka was with AC Milan, he was the star and there was no question about it. This would not be a problem if it was just him transferring. Madrid's ultimate mistake in my eyes is that they went out and pursued both Ronaldo and Kaka.
Kaka is not known as the type of athlete to go on record demanding the ball, but it is hard for him not to have a little bit of an ego. I mean come on, he is considered one of the best players in the world.
Ronaldo on the other hand is the exact opposite. He openly admits he loves to be the center of attention. He wants all eyes on him at all times. He plays with that swagger as well. I have never seen a professional player in any sport flop as much as he does every time he is touched.
The comparison I relate to the most with Kaka and Ronaldo is Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens. Both athletes wanted to be the star and while McNabb did not show it as much as T.O., you know he wanted it deep down. In the end, that relationship did not work and they had to part ways. This is what I see happening with Madrid. Feel free to disagree with me if you want.
Not to mention Zidane has been trying to talk Franck Ribery,a notable player, for Bayern Munich. Ribery is just another star who will cost around the same to acquire as Kaka did.
If this happens, expect the talent level to completely outweigh the team chemistry for this Real Madrid team. This is something that has proven time and time again not to prevail when it comes to winning championships in any sport.
Why do you think Italian and English teams succeed at a much greater rate in championship victories? They stick with the players that have played together and they build there chemistry through their nationality.
My advice to Florentino Perez, the President of Real Madrid, is to discontinue his relentless spending. He may be able to salvage a little bit of his team if he does this. If he chooses to continue spending, why not go transfer for the other blood thirsty athletes in search of money? I heard that David Beckham might have some interest to return for the right price.