After Morata’s injury in the match against Macedonia playing with his national team, Zinedine Zidane should find different variables to supply the Spaniard striker. Morata will be out of the pitch approximately 30 days, because he has an injury grade 2 in the right biceps. Zidane can choose different variables for his line up for the next games. Los Blancos will have very difficult games and Zidane may rotate in the future matches.
Karim Benzema is the best option because he is a key player for Real Madrid, and he usually is in the starting 11. The French striker suffers hamstrings and his participation in today’s match against Atlético de Madrid is doubtful. We can’t only think in the derby, there’s a difficult schedule with very important games of Champions League against Sporting Lisbon and El Clásico on December 13.
Another choice for Zidane can be the Lucas Vázquez. The Spaniard attacker has made very good performances since his Real Madrid return. He guarantees intensity and very long runs in the right side of the pitch. The Galician can accompany Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in the attack, assuming the Portuguese the functions of the striker. With Lucas, Zidane can change of formation instead of 4-2-3-1 to 4-4-2, with Isco and Lucas can be the left and right midfielders and Bale and Cristiano the strikers.
Zidane’s last option and the most unlikely can be Mariano Díaz. The Dominican is the most inexperience player of the all the squad. However, he is the third striker of the team behind Morata and Benzema. Mariano showed his scoring ability at Real Madrid Castilla, but the has only played a total of 45 minutes in official matches since the season began. We saw him score a good goal in the last match of Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa. Without any doubts, it would be Zidane’s bravest choice at an important moment for the team and with games of high quality.
These are the three variable Zidane can use to supply Morata during his injury period. What player would you use to supply the Spaniard striker?