Spanish Football Sports paper "Marca" publish today an interesting article that should interest REAL MADRID fans & no doubt people within the Clubs dressing-room. According to the Sports paper Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho is planning to make a strategic decison for next season by allocating the "Captains armband" away from current Captain goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS onto an on-field player.
This is a theory that has been around for sometime in Football. Many Coaches believe that the team Captain is more useful & effective participating directly on the field instead of watch the action from the goal posts. For example, the only player that can really "argue " a referee decision is the Captain, & if your 60 mts away from the action little you can do to pressure decisions.
The decision to "take away" the Captains armband from Casillas is delicate & risky, thus José Mourinho will have to use all his diplomatic skills, place firm & solid arguments so as not to ruffle feathers. Which raises the question: who would best be placed to be the "on-field" Captain? Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso or Sergio Ramos?
|Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso & Sergio Ramos|
Without knowing anything about the insides of the Real Madrid Club, & as a simple observer from afar, I would think XABI ALONSO would be the ideal consensus candidate. Xabi Alonso has a certain "neutral" profile & has the sufficient personality & leadership qualities that may well avoid controversial debates & dress-room bad feeling. I say this if José Mourinho does finally put into practice want has been reported today in the Sports paper.
Who would you give the armband too, & why?