first_imgHe does not hide his secret: he is in a peak shape. “I have reached my best level of last season, which was between January and February”, he explained in the flash-interview after the copera elimination. La Real was the best example. He tried thirteen dribbles, his greatest number of the season, and successfully completed ten. An electricity generated from the left band, its comfort space. Zidane knows it and tried to organize a transition to the right wing from the preseason and in games like 2-2 against Bruges and 0-0 with Betis, in which Vini failed to stand out. “It costs me more,” the attacker himself confirmed in mid-September, when he left with the canarinha. With everything, He said he asked his coach to put him “on the right.” One more proof of willingness to play as if it were of real intention to adapt to a band in which he is still seen strange. On the other side of the decision, Hazard. Zizou smelled the problems that Real could generate and preferred to delay the return of the Belgian, who is already 73 days away, but is training with the rest of the team since the beginning of the week. On Sunday, Pamplona, ​​against Osasuna, the eighth least scored first team (28 goals conceded). A challenge for this Madrid to which the Cup has unexpectedly cut the pace. A rhythm that Vinicius has left over and Hazard still lacks. Zidane is usually of the opinion that, what works, better not to touch it. But that philosophy is complicated to sustain when he is about to enjoy Hazard again and reintegrate the Belgian in his favorite position implies … to take Vinicius out of eleven. Vini, the agitator of the derby (in his boots was born the goal of Benzema) and the engine of the attempt of white comeback against the Real in Cup (3-4). It was Vinicius against everyone. A state of form that places Zidane in a tricky dilemma. Send the Brazilian to the right wing where he has never been comfortable? Vinicius has become the most reliable attacker, in terms of football generated, along with Benzema. His status right now places him ahead of Rodrygo, Lucas Vázquez and this defenestrated Bale. In La Romareda he scored his best goal, gave the derby another air and against Real was a nightmare, with an assist to Rodrygo, a goal voided and his explosiveness ended up causing two yellow Gorosabel … last_img

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