Real Madrid is the leader of La Liga. Newcomer Granada is in the second position, and today, these teams will face each other at Bernabeu. It will be an exciting match, and people wait for many goals today.
Press-conference of Zinedine Zidane
French coach met with journalists on Friday evening. Zidane talked about the match against Brugge and the previewed mood of the team before the clash against Granada. Journalists asked him about the goalkeeper choice. Zidane was honest and said that debates over goalkeeper are the job of journalists and newspapers, and Zidane himself as a coach will make a choice. At the same time, Zidane talked about Courtois’s problems in the stomach and mentioned that Belgian goalkeeper would be out of duty against Granada.
Problems in defense
Zidane also mentioned problems in the defense line. As you know, Nacho will be out for two months, and Marcelo felt pain in the left calf, and he is out of the squad list. Another defender is injured – Mendy got injured a few weeks ago after the Villarreal game and will be absent for the next three months.
Zidane said that he could not keep up with fitness issues. As it seems, players are getting injuries every week, and it’s devastating. French coach said that Militao and Odriozola would be the primary choice for the left-wing.
Gareth Bale is back in the squad
You may know that Gareth Bale was out of the squad list against Brugge. Real Madrid could not win the match, so fans and press criticized Zidane for not including Bale in the squad. French coach said that Gareth Bale played 90 minutes against all previous opponents, so Welshman needed a rest. MARCA experts believe that Bale, Benzema, and Hazard will be the main attack line against Granada.
Vinicius and Lucas Vazquez left out of Real Madrid squad
Zidane said that Real Madrid players have to play two matches every week, and the team needs rotation. With the rotation, Los Blancos players will get enough rest and energy to get ready for the championship marathon. Vinicius and Vazquez are out of the squad list for Granada. Those players need rest, and Zidane gave a chance for recovery. Another Brazilian youngster is in the squad list, and fans are waiting for his performance. Rodrygo could get 20-30 minutes, and he has to prove that he is worth the starting lineup. As of now, Rodrygo is the player of Real Madrid B, but Raul (coach of RM B) says that Rodrygo is fully ready for the main team.