In the middle of the season, Real Madrid players will have 8 days without competing, something completely unusual in the recent history of the club. Out of the Champions League, Los Blancos rest until next Monday when they will face Leganés away. In total, more than a week without playing because they beat (2-1) Eibar at home on Saturday.
For this reason, Zinedine Zidane has decided to give three days off to his players. They will have Monday and Tuesday to relax and then Thursday again off. So the footballers cannot complain after some terrible performances during the last games, even under Zidane’s management.
Meanwhile, the coach will have time to analyze what it’s going on since he took over the job. It’s been four games with three victories and one defeat, but the team is not improving at all, even if the manager has tried many different players in all the roles possible. There is something beyond the coach that needs to be fixed during the summer and now it’s time to plan and execute some good ideas.
On the other hand, some footballers will have time to recover after a busy calendar with the international break in the middle. Especially for those who played with their national teams and they were exhausted after playing with Real Madrid in the three competitions. Unfortunately, this won’t happen again this season, because seven games in La Liga is all Los Blancos have until the end of the season.
Actually, if we see the calendar, Real Madrid have not many challenges until the season is over. Getafe and Real Sociedad away are the two toughest games until May although everything can happen given the performance of the team during the whole season. Zidane said several times that these games are not test for the players, but the coach needs to be already certain about some decisions that need to be taken this summer. For sure, in this unusual week, he will have time to think and decide.