Yesterday's was, on paper, the most affordable event that Real Madrid had on the calendar that is coming up in the remainder of February and mid-March, and the white box clicked . Now Barça , despite the doubts, changes and injuries, is second to one point in Madrid and visits the Santiago Bernabéu , where lately he counts his visits for victories (the last ones: 0-3 in Copa del Rey and 0-1 in LaLiga), with the possibility of, if those of Zidane do not take anything positive out of the duel against Manchester City in the knockout stages of the Champions League, kill their eternal rival in their stadium .
If this situation, which at FC Barcelona looks with great optimism, were given, Madrid would be against the ropes in the two competitions that remain until the end of the season, with the mood blow that implies. Now, this option is also warned Zizou , who is worried about what he saw yesterday in his team against Celta de Vigo (2-2) and does not want to hear about losing the lead before the Blaugrana visit to the White Coliseum ( whites visit Levante).
And it is not the only thing that has the French Mr. in suspense. Zidane put Eden Hazard on the grass for the first time in more than two months, but he has no rhythm; also to Gareth Bale , who leaves indifferent, like his attitude, and sat down Luka Modric and Isco Alarcón , which made him more vulnerable, less incisive. More doubts However, it is not what worries him most, but the new defense gaps, yes, with Marcelo as the starter.
And that the carioca side yesterday was the highlight of Madrid. So what he has without falling asleep to the French coach is the fall in his performance and safety of Sergio Ramos , who is no longer officially but officially the second best central Madrid behind Varane. The Sevillian lavishes too much in the offensive facet and neglects the defense, and that costs Madrid goals. Zidane thinks that if Iago Aspas , Smolov and Santi Mina can harm them, what can Kun Agüero , Sterling , De Bruyne and Mahrez not do ?
Zidane warns, Madrid can throw the season in three weeks.