Zidane: Without Messi, We’ll see a different Barcelona

Zidane: Without Messi, We’ll see a different Barcelona


This is a challenging week for Real Madrid. After drawing the first game in the season against Villarreal, Los Blancos will face Las Palmas away and then they will have to travel to Germany to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. We’ll see in the next seven days if Real Madrid are ready for big challenges.

Real Madrid had problems in the first halves against Sporting Lisbon and Villarreal. There is a lack of intensity: “In a game, at the half time, there are always things to be changed. We had ten minutes to talk and discuss and I think we changed, not the attitude but the intensity”, Zidane said in press conference.

The good news for Real Madrid is that Keylor Navas is back in the list. We don’t know if the Costa Rican or Kiko Casilla will play but there are options to alternate both: “Keylor is a very important goalkeeper, like Casilla or Rubén. I’ll speak with him and with Kiko and I’ll see how to organize myself. For me there is also the rotation in the goalkeeper position, like the rest of the players”.

Coentrao is still out of the list and Casemiro and Marcelo are both injured. Zidane will have to change some things in the team: “Our idea is always the same, independently from the formation. Of course something change, we don’t have the same player, but the idea is look for the ball, play in the rival’s field… Our idea is always the same”.

Another important injury is the one suffered by Leo Messi. Zidane was asked about this matter: “If Barcelona is worse without Messi? Yes. Well, worse is a word I don’t like. Everybody knows Messi is Messi. We all know what he gives to Barcelona and, obviously, without him we’ll see a different Barcelona”.


  1. Without Messi, Barcelona may lose their spontaneous unity, which was reflected in their overall performances…. Thank you so much for sharing!!!