It’s been 50 days since the squad led by Zinedine Zidane were proclaimed Champions League winners in Cardiff.
A group that made their mark in Real Madrid’s history after conquering two European Cups consecutively and achieving the double 59 years after the last time Los Blancos managed the feat.
However, this group has changed significantly in a short period of time, starting with the players.
“Hopefully this team will last for a long time,” Sergio Ramos said after Cardiff.
And, although the main core continues, the reality is that important players like Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez have packed up and left.
Pepe, Coentrao and Danilo have also departed and five players have joined; Vallejo, Mayoral and Llorente have returned from their loans while Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos have been signed.
During the presentation of the latter last Thursday, Raul emerged as the new executive of the team.
The former striker has been brought back to the club to accompany Jose Angel Sanchez, Real’s general manager, to carry out all types of executive tasks and represent the club.
More radical has been the restructuring of medical services.
On July 3, the club noted the departure of Jesus Olmo and Mikel Aramberri.
Days later, the Croatian, Niko Mihic, was appointed to lead the department.
Real Madrid start again with a different team which, in addition to all of the changes, still has Cristiano Ronaldo absent.
The Portuguese will stay on vacation until August 5.