Real Madrid is in very limited options when it comes to physical conditions. Most of the players are in limited conditions or injured.

Defensive line problems

Zidane could not call more than four players for the defensive line against Getafe. During the Madrid derby, Los Blancos had only four defenders in the starting line-up. Odriozola and Marcelo were playing on the wings and it was visible that none of those players were the top-tier choices for Real Madrid’s coach. Keep in mind that Mendy is playing on the left wing where Marcelo was running on Sunday night. Carvajal or Lucas Vazquez play on the right wing where young Odriozola was playing against Getafe. The issues are also in the central defensive line. Brazilian Militao was the only player from Real Madrid’s clashes against Liverpool and Barcelona. Nacho could not help Militao because he was limited to yellow cards. As you may know, Nacho got fifth yellow card in El Clasico. Nacho was replaced by Chust as Zidane wanted so. The same could happen against Cadiz and Real Betis in the next few days.

 

Midfielders are in limit

Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are in the limit. They played almost every possible game fully and it’s a big problem for Real Madrid. As you may know, Real Madrid’s coach does not like playing with the rotated squad. For instance, Zidane is heavily focused on playing with Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Casemiro. Brazilian midfielder could not play against Getafe because he had a red card from the previous game. Casmiero got a red card against Barcelona in just two minutes (with two yellow cards). Kroos and Luka are in limited physical conditions. Real Madrid needs those players fresh against Chelsea for ½ finals. The Champions League will be played next week and it will be a big challenge for Zidane. There are serious problems when it comes to physical conditions, so Zidane has to be prudent.