> Zidane with his charisma and status probably helped them getting their shit together
i think neither solari nor lopetegui is the type who can handle players like ramos, benzema, bale, kroos etc, inspire and help them to play their best. cruyff could do it, zidane could do it, jupp could do it, pep can do it, klopp can do it, simeone can do it, mourinho could do it (he's a huge diva himself though) and a couple others. lopetegui and solari need more experience in my opinion.
>think you should also not underestimate CR7.
yeah, he's a huge loss for real too.
>People hate him for his ego
cr7 can do things on the pitch that 99% of other cl players can't, talent or hard work - if it's the latter, it's another reason to admire him imho. yes, he's a diva and a poser indeed, but not an actual prick in terms of character. messi on the other hand is as a player a reincarnation of maradona, except he seems arrogant af, never smiles and has no respect for other good players.