It’s not serious. It’s not serious that the gamechangers for Real Madrid are supposed to be Mariano and Vinicius Junior. That Gareth Bale injuries himself and then stays a while longer to take a freekick just in case, risking a more serious injury as happened with Dani Carvajal.
That the players are falling now that there are two games per week. That Luka Modric and Raphael Varane look like finalists of the Subbuteo World Cup, not the real one. That Toni Kroos is misplacing passes. That Nacho is the official backup to Marcelo.
It’s no serious that Sergio Ramos is taking the freekicks and penalties for Real Madrid. That he goes up in attack when he feels like it, forgetting his defensive duties. That Real Madrid scheduled an express trip to Vitoria, whether because of a disrespect of the opponent of for the wish of the players or the slackness of the coach.
That Real Madrid have become a version of Spain at the World Cup, of pass after pass and nobody breaking through the lines. That Marco Asensio, a player with the potential to stop football, is spending matches on the edges.
It’s not serious that Lopetegui hides behind the points, like Manuel Pelleggrini. That he doesn’t recognise, at least in public, any of his own or his players’ errors. That Real Madrid are disrespecting in this way LaLiga Santander, as much as they find glory in the European Cup. No, this is definitely not serious.