Zidane has left Bale, Jovic and Rodrygo off the list for the match against Levante in Valencia. Nor do Brahim and Nacho travel, by technical decision, and Mariano and Asensio due to injury. Real Madrid faces the 25th day of the League at the Ciudad de Valencia stadium (Saturday, 9:00 p.m.; Movistar LaLiga).
The French coach has called 19 players for the match against Levante.
REAL MADRID CALL:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola and Altube.
Defenses: Carvajal, Militão, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo and Mendy.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, James and Isco.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Vinicius.
Zidane has spoken with his players to attack the decisive week of the season with an endless delivery on the grass in the three games that lie ahead. Tomorrow, whites measure themselves to the Levant in the City of Valencia, on Wednesday they receive Manchester City and the next Sunday Barcelona will visit them in the fight for the leadership of the League.
ABC asked him if Real Madrid plays the season in these fifteen days: «We only think about tomorrow’s game. Now comes the most difficult, when you play the season. We know that in March and April everything is played, but I don’t look beyond tomorrow’s game. I live with my ideas, I don’t die with them. I speak of a passion. Not many people cannot say this. Many people work on one thing and have no passion for it, I work in football, it is my passion. I always give one hundred percent every day».
The coach has to make a decision tomorrow on Mendy, the left side, which adds four reprimands and if he receives one in Valencia The classic will not play. Marcelo and Nacho are the other options to occupy the left side of the defense. The Frenchman does not plan to make many rotations at the Ciudad de Valencia stadium. He thinks that the three points of tomorrow are as important as those of the classic. And a defeat in Levantine land would mean the loss of leadership. Zinedine wants to reach the classic as head of the standings garter belt
Zidane He supported Ramos in his desire to play in Tokyo. «It is very nice to defend your country in a Games and if he wants to go I will support him. It’s fabulous. Ramos is our leader, our captain, plays or does not play, is not on the bench, is a very important player for us. I was a substitute at Real Madrid many times, well not many, three or four (laughs) ».
I speak of Ramos’ renewal: «I always see Sergio with me, I see him well»
Only Asensio and Mariano are low. He has 23 men ready to address the three great encounters. This is the big problem, the blessed problem that Molowny said of Real Madrid: There are plenty of quality players and can only jump to the eleven field. The list says it all.
Marseille valued Levante: «He is a rival who has obtained 20 of the 29 points in his house and you have to be very careful with him, because in his field it is dangerous».
Sterling has expressed his desire to come to Real Madrid. Zidane analyzed it: “He’s a great player, I can’t say more.”
He spoke of Rodrygo and his substitution: “He is 18 years old and very good. his site is here, but I have to choose and it’s complicated ».