- Injury: Modric makes a hole for Zidane
Real Madrid returns to the League with more uncertainties than guarantees, after a strange summer and a start of the trumpet championship. The three points on Saturday against Levante (1pm) are essential to avoid suffering the fall of the last seasons. Visits to Pizjuán and Wanda appear on the horizon, in addition to the European trip to Paris.
But neither the Bernabéu is already a guarantee of triumphs nor has this team shown signs of power in recent times. The streak of injuries complicates Zinedine Zidane's scene a bit more. Without Luka Modric , injured with Croatia, he will have to invent in a fairly sparse spinal cord, following the departures of Llorente and Ceballos . Isco and James , mediapuntas that could delay their position, are also low.
Only the possible presence of Eden Hazard on the bench, recovered from his untimely injury, can motivate Chamartín. Belgian talent focuses on Madrid's hopes to take off this year. "You have to go calmly with him. We all really want to see him, but there are seven games in 21 days ... He is prepared, and then I will decide how to dose the minutes," he explained.
"I don't know why there are so many injuries, all clubs have problems. There are players who never stop. I trust the people who work here. They are the best," said the French coach.
For Zidane, the appointment against Levante has its danger: "It is complicated to prepare a match after the selection stop. It is what there is ... There are three players who will only do one training," he lamented.
The coach also praised Bale ("I always said he had impressive quality") and denied his lack of faith in Vinicius : "He is 18 years old, he is the future of Madrid. And he has all my confidence."
On the design of his template he avoided criticism and threw down the street of resignation. "It's what we have and what we're going to work with."
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