After a tough weeks following the defeats with Sevilla and Celta in Copa del Rey, Real Madrid are back in track with good feelings. We are in the most crucial part of the season and Los Blancos seemed that they’ve been through a rough time and now they are showing their best level again.
The good result in the first leg of the Champions League tie against Napoli came together with back to back victories in La Liga against Osasuna and Espanyol. Now Los Blancos face a key week, where they travel to Valencia and Villarreal. Los Blancos could finish the week 7 points ahead of Barcelona, because Blaugranas play on Sunday against Atlético de Madrid at Vicente Calderón.
For this important week, Zinedine Zidane has the full squad available for the first time in the season. Gareth Bale came back against Espanyol on Saturday with a great goal and the Welshman could start on Wednesday his first game this year. Besides, Sergio Ramos looks recovered after suffering small problems against Napoli. Danilo and Fabio Coentrao are also recovered and both could be in the list to travel to Valencia.
With the calendar full of fixtures, Zidane has all his players available to rotate the team and give minutes to all the players. He showed again on Saturday that all the players will be important until the end of the season, giving minutes to Isco, Nacho or Mateo Kovacic.
The big problem for Zizou now is leaving 6 players out of the list to visit Mestalla. Besides, with the BBC available, there will be less space for players like Lucas Vázquez, Isco or James Rodríguez, who have recently shown a good level covering Bale’s absence. However, as the manager has been showing all the season, if the footballers keep playing at a great level, they will have minutes to show their quality even if in the key games BBC, Modric or Toni Kroos are untouchable. These are again good news for all Real Madrid supporters.