Zidane has not been able to set up his ideal team at Real Madrid for 550 days

Trainer Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid has not been able to create his favourite team for the past 550 days, since the beginning of last season. Time and time again, the trainer of the Royal has to deal with injuries.

The ideal setup of Zidane according to the Spanish sports medium Marca looks like this: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard. Carvajals last injury, a muscle injury he sustained last weekend, means that the curse wont end soon either.

The serious injury suffered by Marco Asensio in the summer of 2019 and Hazards never-ending series of injuries were two of Zidanes main obstacles in putting together his dream team. It looked pretty good for him at the beginning of this year. In the matches against Osasuna and Athletic Club in January only Carvajal was missing.

Just when it seemed that Zidanes plans could be realized this season, it was the recent injuries of Hazard, Carvajal and Ramos that were once again throwing soot into the food.