Real Madrid coach has an exciting plan for this season. If anyone remembers 2016/17 season of La Liga, Real Madrid won the trophy because of quality players on the bench. By that time, players like Alvaro Morata, James, Isco, Kovacic, Asensio, Vazquez, and Mariano were on the bench of Real Madrid. So, Zidane had a perfect strategy to rotate starting lineup and rest most of the players.
Same scenario for 2019/20 season
Zidane decided to follow the same plan. Coach already won Primera Division with quality bench players, so why not to follow the same recipe for success? Now we understand why Zinedine Zidane added many young players in summer 2019.
Transfers of summer 2019
Zidane signed up to 10 players in the summer of 2019. Jovic, Kubo, Rodrygo, Militao, Mendy, Hazard – this is just a peak of the iceberg. As it seems, Hazard will be a leading player for Real Madrid this season. Meanwhile, others can play in rotation.
Zidane decided to follow the same recipe and strengthened bench power. When a club has quality players on the bench, they can win marathon-like tournaments. Zidane has a chance to rotate starting lineup players with Isco, James, etc.
The perfect way to rotate in midfield
Modric, Kroos, and Casemiro would be leading midfield players this season. Zidane will rely on those three players in big matches in the Champions League or Primera Division. At the same time, Zidane has a chance to rotate the squad and rest these players. Zidane can give rest to Kroos and Modric as there are quality players like Isco and James on the bench. Casemiro also has a substitution – Valverde. Uruguayan youngster can entirely replace Casemiro and give him a good rest. Valverde is tall, durable, and hard to dribble past him.
Real Madrid’s coaching team has many skillful players who can also replace Modric or Kroos in big matches. So, Zidane can also test various strategies and find suitable one against specific teams.
“Team b” in attack
Vazquez, Asensio, Jovic, Rodrygo, and Vinicius will be included in “team B.” Gareth Bale, Benzema, and Hazard will be leading three players in attack for Real Madrid. Asensio is out for the whole season because of ASL injury, but there are still young players for rotation.
Zidane tested his “Team B” against Osasuna this Wednesday. Real Madrid won the match 2-0 and both goals scored from Brazilian youngsters. So, Zidane has the advantage to rely on bench players against small teams to give rest main three attackers.