Real Madrid’s list of injured players is increasing again. It was visible that Zidane could make proper changes back in December. Unfortunately, the strategy and squad is not responding adequately.
Issues in defense
Los Blancos won the La Liga title in 2019/2020. That team was not conceding many goals, the team could score one goal but was very active and good in defense. Thibaut Courtois and defense was really good. It was visible that the team was responding well to Zidane’s new ideas about the defensive play. Some of the fans were not happy and there were many threads on Twitter or other social networks where fans wanted attacking football from Real Madrid. Last season, not conceding many goals was the maximum for Zidane’s madrid. This season, the team can’t defend effectively. There are many injuries this season. Sergio Ramos can’t play again. The captain of the team has minor issues and could not train with the main squad on Thursday morning. Experts believe that Carvajal will be absent for next two weeks. It’s impossible for Zidane to rely or create strategy around the players that miss 2-3 weeks every month.
Bad options in attacking line
Marca’s experts believe that Zidane can not work with young players. For instance, most of the youngsters are loaned out. Martin Odegaard signed for Arsenal. Journalists noted that Martin could negotiate on new contact with the Gunners. Currently, he is a loan player but Arsenal has a chance to buy his contract in summer. Zidane also gave green light to Achraf, Odegaard, Brahim Diaz and many more. He may be invested a lot in the current starting line-up.