Real Madrid He has been impressed by the three
There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding football as it makes its return from the COVID-19 enforced break, but Zinedine Zidane finally has the luxury of being sure of the XI he’ll choose when Real Madrid get back in action against Eibar.
Zidane is keeping his cards close to his chest, and nobody knows if he’ll go for a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2.
Whatever the formation, it seems likely that Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema and Isco will all be given the nod, and they’ll be largely responsible for carrying the team’s attacking responsibility.
The three combined for a stunning goal in training this week, earning applause from all around, including the coach.
Benzema’s inclusion is guaranteed, with Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz following their own specific plans and with the No.9 having no competition up top.
Hazard’s injuries have kept him out for more games than he’d have liked this season, but his selection is also probable.
Isco, though, faces more competition than the others and he’ll have to work hard to earn his place, and then to keep it.
What appears to favour him, though, is that he’s played in every big game so far this term, from El Clasico to the Champions League nights and even the Supercopa de Espana, with Zidane always turning to him when the pressure is at its highest.
Isco, Benzema and Hazard together can provide a show, but they may not necessarily guarantee goals, as was the case against Levante when they started together and struggled to find a breakthrough and ended up losing 1-0.
Benzema has 14 LaLiga Santander goals already, while the other two have just one each.