Zinedine Zidane still hasn’t forgotten Gareth Bale. Zizou reportedly decided to call the Wales midfielder to defend Real Madrid when visiting Valencia in La Liga continued, early morning.
Madrid will face a difficult period. Because the players must compete three times in a week’s tempo. After defeating Club Brugge 3-1 in the Champions League on Thursday (12/12), Los Blancos must visit Los Che’s headquarters at the Estadio de Mestalla.
After that, Karim Benzema et al will visit the Camp Nou to play El Clasico against Barcelona on Thursday (12/19). When you see the value of the match, Madrid is certainly more concerned with the counter Barca duel because it risked prestige.
But, on the other hand, Madrid also cannot sacrifice an away match against Valencia. Because, if you win, they have the opportunity to master the La Liga standings alone. That was a 2-2 draw which was recorded by Barcelona against Real Sociedad.
If you can beat Valencia, Madrid will rise to first place with 37 points and two points ahead of Barcelona. Maybe this is why Zidane intends to play Bale. Besides being able to increase explosive power, it can also be used to find out how far fitness is.
Besides testing Bale’s fitness, Zidane also wants to try out Alvaro Odriozola’s ability, who is said to be given the chance to perform. Only, he still could not play Marcelo, Eden Hazard and James Rodriguez due to injury.