• Real Madrid will not be signing big contracts over the summer
  • The midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric remains crucial for Zinedine Zidane
  • Zidane has won 11 trophies for Real Madrid as a coach

The defending La Liga champions Real Madrid are expected to be on their best for the rest of the season given how the team is unlikely to sign big talent over the summer. It’s highly anticipated that their midfield trio of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric will step up for Los Blancos.

The financial implications of the global pandemic have forced teams to be more prudent when it comes to their decisions this summer. One of the biggest impacts for any club now is how to maintain their roster competitive without relying on signing a major player with a colossal contract. With the directive of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, the club will not be relying on asking his players to take a pay cut just to sign a major star in this difficult time.

Despite this, Real Madrid remains as one of the strongest teams in Europe with how players such as Kroos, Casemiro and Modric have shown their consistency all throughout the season. The trio has been one of the more reliable players in Zidane’s lineup per Fansided’s The Real Champs. Their experience coupled with the intensity they give on the field has propelled the Santiago Bernabeu-based squad to success.

This was evident in the latest La Liga season, as Kroos was consistent for the team in 35 appearances where he started for 31 games. The central midfielder was a key part of the club’s success as he also put up four goals and five assists for the team.

To add to this, Casemiro also provided a similar input for Real Madrid where he started in all 35 games he suited up for. Couple Casemiro’s energy with Modric’s dribbling, key passes and overall efficiency make up a strong roster for Zidane moving forward. Boasting a pass success rate of 88.8%, Modric has constantly proven his worth as a former Ballon d’Or winner.

The way Real Madrid has dominated the recent La Liga tournament sets high expectations in the Champions League. It will be interesting to see how the trusted midfield trio of Zidane continues performing well for the club. The veteran manager has won 11 trophies for Real Madrid and is looking to bank on his veterans to help him attain more success in the future.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid manager. In this picture, Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane gives a press conference to announce his resignation in Madrid, May 31, 2018 PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images