Against Villarreal, Zidane decided that during the first part, Real Madrid had to try a way to play without Modric on the team. Zidane wanted a team that entered the bands a lot and put balls in the area. That's why he took out two strikers and dispensed with a player from the midfield: he left Modric on the bench. The Croatian came out in the second half, but the white team only managed to tie the clash. Against Levante, which last year won at the Bernabéu, Zidane will not be able to count on Modric, with a muscle injury in the adductor of the right leg, for which he will be about 15 days off. Nor does it reach the premiere of Real Madrid in the Champions League in the PSG field.
At 34, Modric will have to rest more games than other seasons and more if he suffers injuries. One of Zidane's challenges is knowing how to find the best substitute for the team does not resent the direction of the Croatian, which is often the one that gave meaning to the entire attack game of the Zinedine Zidane team.
The French can choose, as in Villarreal, to play with a 4-4-2, classic, as he did in Villarreal and play with two strikers. In Villarreal it was Jovic who accompanied Zidane, but in the clash against Levante it could be Hazard, who will debut in an official match with Real Madrid after his injury. Another option, perhaps the most plausible after seeing the good role of Bale during the first matches of the championship, is to draw the most common scheme, with a 4-3-3. If Kroos and Casemiro are fixed in the center of the field, Zidane has to spin the player who occupies the position of the Croatian.
Although it is said that Real Madrid does not have a midfielder, there are many options for the French coach: James is the most likely, because he is ready, but he can also try the more physical style of Valverde, which gives him more security . Or with the youth and Dodge of Brahim to have more imagination above.
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