• Real Madrid dominated to win the championship of the recent La Liga tournament
  • It's important for Real Madrid's young stars to step up in their Champions League berth
  • Zinedine Zidane has won multiple titles with Real Madrid

The recent Real Madrid La Liga championship was a dominant display and Zinedine Zidane is now looking forward to the same success in the Champions League. While the team is filled with stars, it’s pivotal that Los Blancos’ young players step up in this crucial stretch.

The young core of Vinicius Junior, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo Goes and Luka Jovic are key members of the team with how much is expected from the club. With the squad stacked with veterans, these players are among the several stars emerging as main options of the team.

These athletes have a lot to learn but they’ve already proven that they can step up when it’s needed the most. Per The Real Champs, several winning moments in Real Madrid’s campaign can be attributed to the efforts of Rodrygo and Vinicius. Both players were on the field for significant minutes in the latest La Liga stint and provided the much-needed energy for the club.

To add to these, Asensio has returned from his ACL tear and is looking to bounce back from his major injury. The potential remains high for Asensio and has steadily contributed to the team, including a big goal in their 2-0 win against Alaves. Include the steady growth and development of Jovic, Los Blancos is equipped with someone who provides a spark on the offensive as a reliable center forward.

Having high caliber players such as Karim Benzema has been one of the biggest reasons why Real Madrid cruised through the La Liga season. But Benzema and the other veterans can’t do it alone in the moving forward, as they would greatly benefit from the maturity of their younger players. The team has won Champions League multiple times under Zidane’s leadership before and it will take a full club effort again to regain the title.

The consistent performance of Zidane’s star and developing players helped the veteran manager notch his 11th trophy for the club. The tactical mindset of Zidane coupled with his team’s trusty roster of puts Los Blancos in a position to dominate in years to come. But it will entail a consistent team effort from the youngsters in order to maintain long-term success.

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