Real Madrid Rotation continues
Zinedine Zidane is already thinking ahead to Real Madrid‘s meeting with Espanyol on Sunday and planning what changes he’ll make to his starting XI.
James Rodriguez‘s name will again come to his mind, and his performance against Real Sociedad will be considered, as will the fact that he didn’t play a minute against Mallorca.
Luka Modric won’t be available against Espanyol, though Casemiro will be and Toni Kroos has already been rotated this week.
Eden Hazard could be afforded a rest and Rodrygo hasn’t played since featuring against Eibar.
Gareth Bale, however, still isn’t playing well and he may have to wait some time longer for another appearance.
James‘ performance against La Real wasn’t his best and it would have come as a disappointment to Zidane.
The Frenchman has already acknowledged that James could have a part to play before the season is over, and Espanyol could give him the chance to show what he can bring to the table.