Luka Jovic played a very important match for Serbia. He scored a goal but could not save his national team. It was an important match as they could go to Euro 2021 right away after that match.
Luka Jovic is positive for covid-19
As you may know, Luka was regaining his scoring form while playing for the national team. In just two matches Luka scored three goals and experts were regaining trust in him. Unfortunately he went back to Madrid and club management took tests from each player. Luka Jovic tested positive for covid and he has to start self-isolation from Friday. He will be able to train at home but can’t work together with the squad. It’s another headache for Zidane as Karim Benzema has fitness problems too.
Karim Benzema can’t play against Villarreal?
French striker could not finish the match against Valencia. As you may know, Real Madrid lost the match against Valencia with three goals difference. Karim Benzema got injured and he was replaced in the 75th minute. He was training without the group. During the press-conference Zidane said that the team can play without main strikers. What about Karim Benzema? Zinedine mentioned that he may play although he has little fitness problems.
What will be strategy against Villarreal
Vinicius Junior will be available for Zidane. Along with Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mariano Diaz can start. Zidane may start with Isco in the starting line-up. Keep in mind that Vinicius Junior went to Brazil for the national team’s matches and has not played any minutes. Spanish journalists criticized Brazil’s coach for not giving youngsters a chance. Vinicius and Rodrygo will be a really good attacking duo but Hazard is also ready. Zidane noted that Hazard was training hard at home while self-isolating. He trained with the squad on Thursday, so he may play at least one half.