Ni trace of the trident Messi-Dembl-Griezmann in those of Koeman; and no sign of the trident Asensio-Benzema-Vincius in those of Zidane. Everything points to a change of tridents in the Classic. The tridents will be in defense and not in attack. Koeman and Zidane They will bet on shielding themselves and each one will do so for different reasons.
Koeman is watching the evolution of Gerard Piqu’s injury. His presence define the defensive line presented by the Dutch at Di Stfano. The scheme will be the one you have been using in the last matches with a 3-5-2, but the names are still unknown. If Piqu is in conditions to be a permanent holder. Yesterday he went back to training with the group, but he did not do it one hundred percent.
He is still missing and continues to have discomfort in his knee. The option you have is to infiltrate to mitigate the pain, but Koeman does not quite see it clear. There are still many games ahead and he does not want Gerard to be exposed to a new relapse. We will have to see how he is after training today.
Lenglet is fixed as left central after his improvement in the last few games. It remains to be seen who plays between Mingueza and Araujo; and print it De Jong again as central, an option that cannot be ruled out.
Zidane has also signed up for the formula of the central three to face several games. And it is possible that against Barcelona Zidane will change the trident in attack for the trident in defense. Again with Militao, Nacho and Mendy of protagonists before the losses of Varane and Ramos.
The main reason is because it is the drawing that best lends itself to take breaks thinking about the return of Anfield four days after the Classic. The technician will shield himself behind and that will allow him to put Marcelo back in to give rest to one of the attack men (Asensio or Vini).
You could even give one of those in the middle a rest (Kroos o Modric) giving input to Valverde. All this with a system that fits him much better for rotations.