Real Madrid play 11 matches from Saturday until the end of this year, which prompted French coach Zinedine Zidane to express his anger and dissatisfaction with the busy schedule of the royal matches.
The royal’s exhausting journey will begin against his host Villarreal on Saturday, and it will be one of the eight matches Real Madrid play in the League this year.
In the Champions League, the Meringue will travel to Italy next Wednesday, to be a guest of Inter at the “Giuseppe Meazza” stadium, and this match is one of 3 matches in the next three weeks.
The tournaments will not stop during the Christmas period, which is why Zidane said, “The coaches should be listened to.” And he continued – in a press conference Friday before the Villarreal match – that “we had a meeting of coaches to try to change something.”
He added, “I am talking about the health of players and also about the joy of football in matches. Players are the most important component of the game. The issue is not only training, and there is no time at all to physically rehabilitate players, relax them and give them the opportunity to regain their fitness.”
Los Blancos is currently fourth in the league table and has a game in hand, while Real Sociedad is top, followed by Villarreal and Atletico Madrid.