With the dreamed trident

Zidane will insist again with Hazard, Benzema and Asensio in attack, because Lucas Vázquez will occupy the right side before Carvajal's loss.

Zidane has long been clear about his ideal attack: Asensio-Benzema-Hazard. The problem is that he has had few opportunities to align them together due to the Belgian's constant physical problems and the long-term injury suffered by the Balearic.However, his idea has not changed. Hazard has only started in six games this season and in four of them (Inter, Huesca, Alavés and Osasuna) he was accompanied by Benzema and Asensio in the attack.

In the remaining two (Inter in Milan and Villarreal) Zizou introduced Lucas Vázquez instead of Asensio, because the youth squad has given an outstanding performance so far this season. But that is a difficult option this Thursday against Athletic, since Carvajal will be out and Lucas is the favorite of the French coach to replace him on the right side (he barely has Odriozola, who has only played one game) .

To this must be added the loss of Rodrygo, who has frequently occupied the right wing. Therefore, Zidane's idea is to give Hazard minutes again to continue picking up pace after his last injury and, incidentally, aligning the offensive trident that he imagined as fundamental in his second stage as a coach to make up for Cristiano's loss. Hazard's return coincides with Asensio's best form so far this season, something that reinforces Zidane's bet.

In terms of sports, Madrid trained for the second consecutive day in Malaga on Tuesday. Those of Zidane left the Spanish capital last Friday and have not yet returned to their homes, something that has generated discomfort. Despite this, they have gotten something positive: they fled the cold of Madrid.

At the time of training yesterday (11:00) in the capital temperatures were below zero, while the white squad enjoyed a pleasant sunny day (13ºC) in Malaga. A weather that allowed the session to develop without the problems that other teams are having in other areas of the country. As happened on Monday, the training was behind closed doors, but the fans were able to approach to see it from outside the Ciudad de Málaga stadium.

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