If there is a coach famed for squad rotation, then it is Zinedine Zidane. But, with the cash with SD Huesca coming up at the Di Stefano, the Frenchman won’t want to change too much after the disasters against Cadiz and Shaktar.
COVID-19 has more than condensed the football calendar. Essentially, the top teams are being forced to play a match every three days.
The coaches are worried that the sheer quantity of matches could leave to a wave of player injuries and that is why squad depth has become so key this season.
Zinedine Zidane has always been happy to turn to the bench but now he has no choice. He is an advocate of rotation and load management at all costs.
Howveer, according to ‘Marca’, the Frenchman is starting to have his doubts. He is unsure about who to start against SD Huesca.
The visits of Cádiz in La Liga and Shakhtar in the Champions League have made Zidane question his normal tactics. He doesn’t want a repeat of past failings .. but neither does he want to reward poor performances.
Zidane will look for a balance against Huesca. He wants to give some chances to youngsters but also to put out a strong side. It remains to be seen whether he will opt to go with the old guard or the young guns.
Madrid could line-up with Benzema, Asensio, and Hazard. The trio haven’t started together since 2019, but that could be set to change on Saturday.