Sat - October 24, 2020
“Crisis” is an overused term in soccer. Especially, it seems, in Spanish soccer, where a handful of competing daily sports newspapers stoke the fires after a loss or two to create a perpetual tension. It’s why Pep Guardiola felt he needed to take a year-long sabbatical after managing Barcelona for four years. It’s part of why Zinedine Zidane quit his Real Madrid job, before returning nine months later. The pressure never lets up, the power battles just don’t stop.