There is a little over a week left for the resumption of the League and Real Madrid is already working at full speed to try to ensure that return be as competitive as possible. The white team needs it, forced to win more games than Barcelona if they want to lift the title.
To do this, Zidane wants to make the most of the options offered by this new express competition format, in which coaches will be able to make up to five changes per match, and that is why they will try to make the most of your template.
The French coach wants to revolutionize the classic methods of soccer and he does not rule out even putting 11 different teams on the line each day . Something that the Real Madrid manager can afford thanks to the excellent wardrobe that the Real Madrid squad presents.
Perhaps the goalkeeper position is the one with the fewest rotations it can undergo in these weeks, although both Courtois and Areola are first-class goalkeepers to defend the white goal. In principle it will be the Belgian who takes responsibility, but also the Frenchman could have his chance.
In defense, rotations will be more numerous, since wear forces extreme precautions. Militao, Ramos and Varane will share the minutes in the center of the defense while Mendy and Marcelo will alternate on the left flank. On the right, Carvajal appears as the only option after Odriozola's departure in the winter market, although both Lucas Vázquez and Nacho could give the lateral rest on occasion.
The options for Zidane multiply in the midfield, where he can alternate between his usual 4-3-3 and the 4-4-2 that he has already used on some occasion. To their preferred holders – Casemiro, Kroos and Modric -, now they are replaced by guarantee replacements such as Fede Valverde, Isco or James . With them five, the Frenchman can make infinite combinations to give different meaning to the game of Madrid.
Uniting that upper part of the midfield with the attack, Zidane must excruit the rival very well to choose his best weapons to deal damage. Your options are many and very good. From the usual Benzema (owner of the center of the area without discussion) to the novel figure of Hazard already recovered for the cause . In between, a group of talent difficult to find in the rest of the League's benches: Vinicius, Rodrygo, Bale, Asensio, Brahim or Mariano .
For Zidane, the key to the title It will be in his ability to combine all of them and make the most of the team. A revolutionary system that has already been applied in the past and to which the five changes will allow you to take it to a new dimension.