Real Madrid’s crisis has led to opinions being circulated from far and wide, and it seems there is a consensus among fans that the players’ form is to blame.
Having been asked by MARCA, the supporters have been clear where they feel it has been going wrong for the team.
More than 50,000 cast their vote in a survey and over 40% felt that it was the players that were at fault.
Zinedine Zidane was not cleared from blame and he was in fact the third most voted option for letting leave Danilo, Pepe, James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata in the summer transfer window.
Isco is not to blame
In a more detailed analysis, the question was also asked where the blame lies among the players in the first team and which have not been performing at their normal level.
Isco along with Keylor Navas, and Dani Carvajal did best in the voting and were seen to be least responsible while others like Nacho, Raphael Varane, and Marco Asensio, did not receive the ire of the fans and neither did Mateo Kovacic, Dani Ceballos, and Marcos Llorente.
Among those who play regularly, the worst rated was Karim Benzema.
Only one in ten voters feel that the Frenchman has performed well in the last month. Gareth Bale is second on the list, despite being sidelined due to an injury and Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo follow after that.
They must fight back
As things stand, the fans have a pretty clear idea of who the club should sign during the winter transfer market, with almost 80% voting to strengthen the squad, and most want to see a striker come in.
In spite of everything, Real Madrid should not lose hope. There is still a lot of time still to go in the season and it is a team that traditionally battles back. Only 40% of the fans believe that the Spanish giants will not win any titles this season, so more than half are still confident in Zidane’s men.