Real Madrid have been the kings of European football over the past 10 years, winning six Champions League titles in that time. This success is largely due to their power, success and reputation that has been built up over the years. From the presidential box full of top politicians, financial luminaries and celebrities, to the national anthem being played at their games, Real Madrid have been seen as the very best that Spain can offer. This has brought with it an enormous responsibility to be successful and winning has become an obligation.
The club has always gone for the very best when it comes to players, settling for nothing but the best and stocking their squad with big match players and experienced stars. It is all about substance over style and this is what has helped them defy the odds and prove themselves masters of the art of winning in Europe.
Victor Sanchez del Amo said that “Madrid is the best because it empowers the player” and this is true. The players are the ones that define success or failure at Real Madrid and they are the ones that look inside themselves for strength when things go wrong. They look at the badge on their shirt and remember why they were signed by Real Madrid – because they are amazingly good and can win big games.
The ultra demands at Real Madrid mean that no player is bigger than the club and defeats are simply not an option. This unbeatable mentality gets through to the fans and it does not get damaged when it does not happen. They will do it next time.
Real Madrid have pulled off some incredible comebacks over the years, including last season’s Champions League victory. This was despite them being inferior to every single team they played in the knockout stages up to and including the final. This shows that no matter what form they are in, they can still find a way to win and this is why they are so feared by their opponents.
Real Madrid have become masters of winning in Europe and this is largely due to their power, success and reputation that has been built up over the years. Their ability to empower their players, settle for nothing but the best and have an unbeatable mentality has seen them become one of Europe’s most successful teams.