Zinedine Zidane can be happy nowadays. He has a magnificent squad and it was shown against Cultural Leonesa in Copa del Rey. The substitutes had their chance and they took it, thrashing their rival and getting the ticket to the Copa del Rey Last 16 round.
In the attacking line, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale (BBC) have some rest and they stayed in Madrid. In their place, Zidane introduced Álvaro Morata, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vázquez (LAM) with the result of four goals. Actually, Real Madrid have played 14 official games so far, and the BBC scored 12 goals and the LAM 13 goals.
Yesterday, the protagonists were Álvaro Morata and Marco Asensio. The former Juventus striker found twice the net after being the hero in the victory over Athletic Club in La Liga. So far, Morata has scored two goals in La Liga, two in Champions League -including a last minute goal against Sporting Portugal- and other two in the Copa del Rey.
In the other hand, Marco Asensio is the only player able to score in all four competitions. And this is his season debut at Real Madrid. The former Mallorca player has scored 6 goals -2 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 1 Champions League and 1 European Supercup-, helping the team every time he has the chance. Finally, Lucas Vázquez has only scored one goal against Legia Warsaw in Champions League but he’s giving assists when he plays, his real role.
Morata, Asensio and Lucas Vázquez have to wait their chance on the bench because the BBC is “no negotiable”, according to Zinedine Zidane. But the numbers says the contrary. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 4 goals in the season -2 in La Liga and 2 in Champions League- but he didn’t play in the European Supercup or Copa del Rey. Gareth Bale has found the net three times in La Liga and one in the Champions League, whereas Karim Benzema wrote his name in the scoresheet 4 times in La Liga. So overall, BBC have scored 12 for 13 goals for the LAM.
Some Real Madrid supporters demand more opportunities to the youngsters, all born in Spain and most of them have played in Castilla. In the meantime, Zinedine Zidane keep his trust in the BBC. Should Morata, Asensio and Lucas have more opportunities?