August is often refers to be the month that birthed a new footballing season across the topflight leagues in Europe.
With that in mind, on the 13th of these month the Spanish topflight league LaLiga would hit the ground running with 19 other teams competing to wrestle the title off the hands of current champions Atletico Madrid.
After eight years of wait without winning LaLiga title Los Rojiblancos fought till the end to win their 11th LaLiga title with a 1-2 triumph away from home against Real Valladolid to emerged as 2020-21 Spanish Champions.
Who will be the LaLiga Champion this season
As defending champions of the 2020-21 Spanish topflight league Los Rojiblancos would certainly back themselves up to go on and win the league again.
With the financial struggles of top team like Barcelona which has prevented them from signing top players they would have like to bring onboard and the fact that Real Madrid has lost two of their important players push them above other teams as the favorite to go and win the 2021-22 title.
If Diego Simeone is the bedrock of the team then his players are the cornerstone of the team, as such that alone is one good thing Atletico would want to build their team on in terms of unity and team bonding. They haven’t lose any of their important player to other club in Europe except from Saul and Trippier who might leave before the season commences.
Should any of the above names mention leaves, Atletico has top players who would fill the vaccum perfectly and most importantly they’ve done a good job by adding grit and experience to the team with the signing of Copa America champions Rodrigo Paul from Udinese.
If there’s any chances of winning the league these season tying Lionel Messi down to a new contract is very key for the Catalan club.
To say the Copa America champions was Barcelona’s best player last season is an understatement. Messi was clearly both the fuel and engine that makes the Nou Camp team thick last season even though they couldn’t win the league but they were able to win the league cup thanks to the immense contributions of the Argentine.
With Ronald Koeman failure to win the LaLiga title last season the new campaign would definitely be his last chance to rewrite his wrong as it’s looking likely that he could be ousted from his position should he fail to land the title for Barcelona.
They’ve been some interesting additions to the squad in terms of signing with Depay, Aguero, and Garcia joining for free from their respective clubs and the fact that Messi would also stay it’s a no-brainer for the manager not to win a title at the end of the season.
From champions to finishing second last season Los Blancos would also want to win the trophy again having failed to win it last campaign with Zinedine Zidane as the manager in the dugout.
With Zidane gone and the new sheriff in town Carlo Ancelotti prepping up for what could be a difficult and demanding season for him and his team, especially with departure of club legend Sergio Ramos and his partner Raphael Varane it would be interesting to see how the experienced gaffer would make the team competitive again in all front.
The project at Real Madrid is very clear with their sole objective focus on the signing of France forward Kylian Mbappe, but looking at how they’ve been very silent in the transfer market for two to three seasons now it’s not looking like Carlo Ancelotti would get a marque signing before the window closes.
However whether they sign a replacement for the departed players or not the minimum requirement Florentino Perez would demand from the Italian coach is to make the team competitive both in the league and Europe and most importantly win the league.
Julen Lopetegui has performed wonders with the Nervion club since succeeding caretaker manager Joaquin Caparros in 2019, as such no one could deny his credentials as a brilliant manager with his unprecedented achievement with Sevilla.
To say the decision of Los Nervionenses sporting director Monchi to bring the Basque manager to Seville was a good one is an understatement. Lopetegui has proved to everyone who cares to know that his one of the finest head in Spanish football with what he’s been doing at the club in terms of his style of play and how competitive the team has been.
The success of Sevilla has always depend on their recruitments with Monchi the brain behind every of the players that join Los Nervionenses. All of their players used in prosecuting last season matches are still very much at the club except for Jules Kounde who is likely to move elsewhere so should the team remain intact with one or two addition coming in they could also launch an assault on the title.
That said, it would be a great shocker of the season should Los Nervionenses go on to win the league that would mean the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid must have been really poor all through the season before such could happen though. However, funny enough it’s football anything could happen.