The big storm in New Jersey delayed but not cancelled the last game of the RM Tour in the United States. Los Blancos played against Roma in the ICC and they got the last victory (2-1) in the best game so far during the pre-season friendly matches. Lopetegui can be happy about the development of the team, but the club needs to reinforce the squad after Kovacic departure.
With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, all the responsibility goes to Gareth Bale. The Welshman is happy to take on his shoulders the pressure and he’s been one of the best players during the RM Tour. Against Roma, Bale gave an amazing assist to Marco Asensio in the first minutes of the games and the Spaniard didn’t miss. If Asensio is the top scorer that Real Madrid need?
Only few minutes later, Bale took the ball as a right winger, came to the centre of the attack and score the second goal of the team. Let’s hope that the injuries don’t visit Bale this year because the Welshman is ready to make a step forward and show his quality to Real Madrid supporters. Meanwhile, Lopetegui still awaits for Benzema, who should appear more during the games.
The coach could be happy because Los Blancos played a great game, especially in the first half. They could score more goals, but with all the substitution, the team got worse in the second half and Roma had chances to score the goal until Kevin Strootman found the net. At least, we could see some youngsters and, especially, Vinicius Junior, who also made some good dribbling at Metlife in New Jersey.
Just after the game, Lopetegui asked the club to sign new players if Kovacic finally leaves. Los Blancos need to reinforce the squad, because the coach doesn’t have as many players as Zidane had last year. The most important thing now is to convince Modric to continue at the club and get ready to the European Supercup in only one week time.