‘Success made us lose our intensity’: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims their own triumphs is the reason behind the current downfall
- Real Madrid won three Champions League titles in a row under Zinedine Zidane
- But last season, they finished 19 points behind champions Barcelona in La Liga
- They were also knocked out of the Champions League early at the last-16 stage
- Club president Florentino Perez feels that success ‘made us lose our intensity’
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez claims Real Madrid’s special success in recent times is the reason behind their downfall over the last year.
After going on to win three consecutive Champions League titles, the Spanish giants suffered a nightmare 2018-19 season, finishing 19 points behind champions Barcelona in La Liga.
They were also knocked out of last season’s Champions League at the last-16 stage, falling to a heavy defeat by surprise package Ajax.
Florentino Perez claims Real Madrid’s own success is behind their downturn in form
And Perez, claims Madrid need to rediscover their intensity to fight for the top honours again.
‘Our success made us lose our intensity,’ Perez told Spanish publication Marca.
‘We have to recover it. These players and this coach made us champions, so they’ll do it again.
‘Last season wasn’t good and we have to reflect on the criticism.’
Madrid have suffered a tough time of late both in La Liga and the Champions League