Zinedine Zidane has a huge problem for the first match of the season against Real Sociedad. Cristiano Ronaldo can´t arrive to this match because he is still injured of his ankle since the Euro final in France and he he will return for the second match of the season. While Karim Benzema has pain in the hip and there´s no date for his return.
Last time Cristiano and Benzema weren´t available for Zidane was curiously against Real Sociedad last season when Gareth Bale became the great leader of Real Madrid scoring the goal of the victory.
This problem gives an opportunity to other players of the squad. Asensio and Morata have a great chance to try to convince Zidane that they can play in Real Madrid, a very difficult team for the youngsters. Asensio did a great preseason and this weekend he has a difficult test in Anoeta. Morata wants to show that he can play in Real Madrid, the team of his dreams.
Another option for Zidane is James Rodriguez. Nobody knows what is going to happen with James but Zidane has a great player and maybe it´s a good moment to recuperate the best James we all saw last years. Real Madrid rejected many offers for James Rodriguez this summer and the Colombian insured that he wanted to stay in Real Madrid and succeed here.
Last year Benzema and Cristiano scored a lot of goals in the regular season. The French striker scored 24 and Cristiano 35 goals. Zidane has to think who could be the players that could replace these two killers in the first month of the season. Both were the top scorer of Real Madrid last season and replace them is a very difficult decision but now is a good chance to believe in the rest of the players of the squad.