Real Madrid had their most successful season ever in terms of league points, pressing their rivals Barcelona until the very last round of matches. Nevertheless, the season was largely considered unsuccessful due to their failure to secure a title. While Madrid spent a massive 250 Million Euros on some of the most talented players in the world, the money was spent unevenly.
Former Real Madrid Coach Manuel Pellegrini alludes to this in his interview with Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.
“It's no good having an orchestra with the 10 best guitarists if I don't have a pianist - Real Madrid have the best guitarists, but if I ask them to play the piano they won't be able to do it so well.”
Here are 3 principle reasons as to why Madrid’s summer transfers were ill conceived and therefore prevented them from achieving a title.