It is a good day to look into the future at the Bernabéu. Valverde (21 years old) and Vinicius (19) come to fix the derby to Zidane. Odegaard (21) and Isak (20) are fixing the season for Imanol Alguacil. All, plus Rodrygo (19), another precocious one, are cited for today’s Copa duel, which comes at a better time to Zidane’s team and not so much to Imanol Alguacil’s.Odegaard is the LaLiga footballer who gets more passes in the area and participates in more goal actions (players involved in the possession prior to the auction). Joined with 16 years for almost three million, it seemed a lost project of Madrid because he played in Castilla and did not stand out especially in his first year in the Dutch Heerenveen. However, it came up in the second season, It exploded in the Vitesse and is already a nuclear player in the Real. In principle the assignment was planned for one more season in the San Sebastian club, but Madrid meditates to anticipate his return. In September he was player of the month in the championship.Isak has followed the same path. Swedish of Eritrean descent, was a shot in the AIK Solna, whose first team played with 16 years. Already then it was seen as a reissue of Ibrahimovic. His physique has him, but not his demonic character. With 17 he was about to sign for Madrid, but the 8.5 million requested by AIK seemed excessive to the white club. They were paid by Borussia Dortmund. He scored two goals in his first training and it seemed that he would put the Bundesliga upside down until he suffered a slowdown. He spent a year on loan at the modest Dutch Willem II, where he scored 14 goals, and Real saw him a future. Regular substitute during the first months, Willian José has been taken ahead. He has already scored eleven goals (five of them in the last four games), more than the Brazilian, Oyarzabal or Portu, who have enjoyed more minutes. He has six consecutive games as a starter and emerges as a great threat to Madrid tonight. In the Zidane team there are unexpected discards. Hazard will have to keep waiting. He has not played since November 26 and Madrid awaits him for the final stretch. His injury, in a Meunier entry to the PSG, came when he had taken his best shape and has lengthened a lot. Today seemed the day for his return, since he already trains normally, but Zidane wants to go slowly with him. So far he has only played 13 games with Madrid and has scored a goal.Bale is still outThe absence of Casemiro is also surprising, although it was already missing against Zaragoza. Zidane wants him impeccably in the League and Champions. Carvajal, touched, Lucas Vázquez and Bale won’t be either. There is no longer any medical part, physical discomfort or similar that justifies the absence of Welsh. Zidane has placed him as a platoon while Barnett, his agent, warns that the bench banquet does not take away his taste for Spain.There will be clean midfielders in Madrid seen the first time prick against Atletico. The question is whether they will play three or four. With one formula or another, Isco points to the holder. Marcelo is also expected, who now has to share the cake with Mendy and his piece is smaller in the big dates.La Real, in any case, will bring Madrid a match between equals. It is the fourth most leading scorer team in LaLiga, the second in possession (ahead of Zidane’s) and the fourth in passes, records that speak of a group with initiative. His offensive quartet totals 29 goals. And the story is not too adverse either. He eliminated Madrid three times over a total of nine matches. “It seems we are going to the slaughterhouse,” said Imanol Alguacil. He and Madrid know not.
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