Greatest Real Madrid XI Of All-Time | Ronaldo, Zidane, Casillas [Video]
The speculations as to Zidane’ starting XI and his game plan has broken out soon after he took the charge of Real Madrid as the head coach. The former French playmaker has been working under Carlos Ancelotti with the majority of current Real Madrid squad so needs no time to know their potential. It is expected that the new Los Blancos manager will tend to follow the strategy used by the Italian rather going towards the infamous defensive approach tried by Benitez. It has already been made very clear by the coach that every player including Cristiano Ronaldo Bale and James would get enough minutes to play in the coming games for the White club. It is expected that while he is coach of Real Madrid the front of the Los Blancos will consist of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. From there, the Frenchman would set up a team to be effective in both the defensive and offensive aspect.
In midfield it is where Zizou vary with respect to Rafa Benitez. We could during his months in the Castilla see Zidane usually prefers two inner sides arriving in the offensive positions from the sidelines. So everything indicates that Kroos will play as the pure no. 5, as it did with Ancelotti, while trident Isco James and Modric will accompany the two German players in midfield, with Kovacic having the occasional opportunities as well. Real Madrid will be up against Deportive this Saturday, the first trail of the French legend and his tactics. Overall the white squad seems quite excited to play under a legend itself. Cristiano Ronaldo, James, Bale, Isco all the players are promised to be given the equal importance by the new manager, a tradition successfully adopted from Ancelotti to be very frank with the squad. During Benitez era there were some speculations as to the discomforts among team players and coach’s game plan however Zidane would never risk such things.