Today we will cover those three essential things you probably missed from Saturday. Real Madrid won a vital home match against Levante and now has 8 points in four games.
Hazard was the biggest signing in the last five years for Real Madrid. Belgian player was hoping for Real Madrid transfer since 2016. Zidane was keen on singing Hazard during his first coaching era but failed. During the summer, Hazard joined Real Madrid, and everyone was ready for his debut.
Eden could not keep up with intensive training, and got a calf injury. Eden was absent from August games. Player missed international duties for Belgium, so he had enough time for recovery.
Hazard entered the game from 60 minutes. Eden improved Real Madrid attacks and had two shots on target. Eden’s skill is valuable and Real Madrid attack looked sharper with Belgian winger.
Strange day for Rodrygo
Brazilian youngster is another player people are paying attention to this season. Real Madrid signed Brazilian winger in 2018 but could not officiate player until the summer of 2019. Los Merengues fans have massive trust in Rodrygo, Vinicius and Kubo. All three players are still young but eager to dominate European football.
Zidane included Rodrygo in the list for Levante. Fans thought Brazilian would be ready for the match, but Zidane could not risk as Levante scored twice, and panic in defense was visible. Do you know that Rodrygo was also included in the list for Castilla match?
Real Madrid B played on Saturday too but in the evening. As Rodrygo could not play in the first team, he demonstrated his skills set during the Real Madrid B match. Rodrygo dribbled through few players, but they have stopped him with illegal move in the penalty area. Brazilian winger stepped up and decided to be a hero of the evening, but the goalkeeper saved the penalty.
Zidane is afraid of injuries
Real Madrid has up to ten injured players, so Zidane is not taking risks anymore. We saw that Zidane substituted Ramos after 60 minutes with Militao. It was a debut for Militao, and he played well, but Ramos substitution was exciting and strange at the same time. Ramos was playing correctly, but once he felt discomfort in the calf, Zidane replaced him with Militao.
After the match, Zidane met with journalists and explained his decision. Frenchman said that he wouldn’t take any more risks as the season could be disastrous because of injuries.