La Liga: Isco’s injury changes Zidane’s match plan

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneLittle Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?Most Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes This is a serious problem for Zidane, who loses one of his six natural central midfielders, leaving him with Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Fede Valverde and James Rodriguez.Isco didn’t play against either Eibar or Valencia in Los Blancos’ first two games back and is expected to miss upcoming matches against Real Sociedad, Real Mallorca, Espanyol, Getafe, Athletic Club and Alaves.That leaves him with just the last three fixtures – against Granada, Villarreal and Leganes – when he returns, plus the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester City.Zidane knows Isco’s versatility will be difficult to replace. The Real Madrid’s boss has used two different systems, one with a midfield three and one with a midfield four, in the last two games.Isco’s ability to play in different positions has seen him feature often during his time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.The former Malaga playmaker has not always been a regular starter, yet he’s racked up over 50 appearances in two campaigns and over 40 in three.Isco’s absence over the coming weeks changes the picture for Zidane.Isco’s injury changes the picture for ZidaneRead Also: Video: Crazy Sevilla defending from Lionel Messi free kickJames’ role within the squad isn’t expected to change too much, even though Lucas Vazquez is also out injured.The Colombian has never been in Zidane’s plans at Real Madrid, with the French coach now tasked with finding a way of relieving the workload put on Casemiro, Valverde, Kroos and Modric in Isco’s absence.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will have to cope without Isco for the next three weeks.Advertisement The Spaniard has suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him on the sidelines for a handful of matches in Real Madrid’s LaLiga Santander title push. Loading… last_img read more

Butland joins Derby

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_img Press Association Derby have signed England Under-21 international goalkeeper Jack Butland on a one-month loan deal from Stoke. Rams head coach Steve McClaren has made a move for Butland following an injury to first-choice keeper Lee Grant, who will be out for between four and six weeks after sustaining an ankle problem during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Reading. The 21-year-old is set to make his debut for Derby in their Sky Bet Championship fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night. center_img ”We’re extremely pleased to welcome Jack Butland to Derby County and I would like to extend our thanks to Stoke City for agreeing to let him join us on loan,” McClaren told his club’s official website, “Jack is a promising young goalkeeper and after Lee Grant picked up an injury on Saturday, as a management team, we quickly set about identifying someone to come into the group. “We know a lot about Jack and he is someone who Eric Steele (Derby’s goalkeeping coach) rates very highly.” Butland is behind Asmir Begovic and Thomas Sorensen in the pecking order at Stoke and City boss Mark Hughes has been keen to get him out on loan. The England Under-21 captain will now get some valuable minutes under his belt in the second tier – as he has done during the last two seasons at Birmingham, Barnsley and more recently Leeds. Butland joined Stoke from Birmingham in January 2013 for a fee of just over £3million. He has started three Barclays Premier League matches for the Potters. last_img read more