Tuesday, September 21

The impressive appearance of a Santiago Bernabéu taken by machines


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The works of the Santiago Bernabeu they are becoming a genre in themselves. The accounts on social networks dedicated to detailing how the work is progressing in the Madrid Coliseum grow and gain followers day after day as the news in the venue multiplies. And apparently, in the last hours the tasks have intensified. At least that’s what the latest images recorded from inside the stadium show, which appears taken by cranes and a striking number of trucks on what was not long ago the grass.

Waiting for possible renowned signings, and with the dispute of a classic against Fútbol Club Barcelona at the gates, no matter how much it may be in Valdebebas, Real Madrid fans seem to enjoy the radical change that their home is undergoing with the goal to become one of the most modern and spectacular sports venues in the world.

To the slow but constant transformation of the heights of the Bernabéu, where several of the gigantic beams that will support the modern roof are already in place, are added the novelties that can be guessed inside, from the folding stands to the retaining wall destined for the area that will house the retractable lawn when it needs to be removed.

But so far these developments are only glimpsed, because for the layman in architecture and works the only thing that is seen in the enclosure is the feverish activity of the operators plus a staggering amount of machinery. Hence the success of the social media accounts that interpret and explain each of the movements destined to renew the Bernabéu.

«You have to adapt to the times»

The construction of the stadium recently provoked the laments of Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, who did not like having to play the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals at the Alfredo di Stéfano de Valdebebas stadium, which he came to describe as “training ground”. But beyond any criticism, Real Madrid is clear about its plan and is determined to take advantage of the absence of public due to the coronavirus pandemic to advance as much as possible the modernization of its headquarters.

The words of the German coach also found a forceful response from Jorge Valdano, currently a football analyst, but with a Madrid past as a coach, coach and sports director, who defended the white club’s plan
in the program ‘The transistor
and threw a taunt at Klopp.

“What you have to take into consideration is that Real Madrid does not play in Valdebebas to gain an advantage. The Bernabéu even empty imposes and influences the opponents. Real Madrid loses more than it wins, “argued the Argentine before throwing the final dart:”When the new Bernabéu is finished, the one that will look like a training ground is Anfield. You have to adapt to the times.

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