Real Madrid is ready to face Chelsea with a lot of work to do to reach the Champions League final after a disputed victory against Osasuna the Saturday.
After a number of unwanted results and seizures throughout the season, Zinedine ZidaneThe teams are still in contention for a brace and they are undefeated since January 30, which allows them to dream of a LaLiga Santander and Champions League double.
Confidence is through the roof at Valdebebas, and players are pushed for the chance to end the season with a brace. The players are suffering because of the schedule, but they remain motivated.
Los Blancos have played nine games in the past 29 days, but they have somehow survived relatively unscathed despite the countless injuries they have had to deal with. Zidane will look forward to qualifying the last six games – including a possible Champions League final – as ‘finals’, and the spirit of the club is no different from 2016/17.
A great streak
With four games to play at home, Real Madrid have the title in sight and they will travel to London this week with the desire to continue their incredible 19 games unbeaten, in which they won 13 and drew six.
After a bad group stage in the Champions League, Zidane’s side knock on the door of the final in Istanbul.
Plan B is back
Zidane finally has some save options he can trust, with peripheral players having seemed disinterested earlier in the campaign.
?Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez have become vital, while Alvaro Odriozola, Marcelo, Isco and Rodrygo Goes show that they can offer something too.
Sergio Ramos should be part of the squad for the game at Stamford Bridge, Eden Hazard is already back, and Fede Valverde and Ferland Mendy are stepping up in their respective returns.
Zidane, however, will be without key players Lucas Vazquez and Dani Carvajal for the remainder of the season.
In addition to players returning from injury, Zidane was able to look to a number of local players for help. Miguel Gutierrez was excellent, as was Antonio Blanco.
In addition to these, Sergio Arribas, Victor Chust, Hugo Duro and Marvin Park have contributed.
A thirst for revenge
Zidane’s unusual press conference on February 5 is still remembered in the locker room. The coach was optimistic and determined to fight, and his players have responded since demanding respect from the outside.