Winners and losers in the Real Madrid revolution of Zinedine Zidane

In December, Real Madrid transformed their fortunes in both the Champions League and the League as they created an impressive run of six consecutive wins.

At the time, Marca reportedly left the future of Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hanging by a thread, and the club was also lagging behind in La Liga.

Now a new report in Marca has highlighted how Zidane has turned a fortune for Real Madrid news, in what they have described as “shock therapy”.

A core group of 12 Madrid players is deployed – relying on the old guard of Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Tony Kroos and Luka Modric who will once again perform their most significant performances, leaving significant winners and losers.

EIBAR, SPAIN – DECEMBER 20: Luka Modric of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the La Liga Santander match between SD Eibar and Real Madrid at the Estadio Municipal de Ipuru on December 20, 2020 in Eibar, Spain. Sports stadiums across Spain remain under severe restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as government social exclusion laws prohibit fans within the venue, resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce / Getty Images)

Modric, Ferland Mendy and Lucas Vazquez are three players who have stood out on the spot, from those who were not previously the undisputed starters of the first team to the current players.

However, players such as Alvaro Odriozola, Eder Militao, Isco and Luka Jovic say they are big players who have lost their status in a lineup that has been greatly diminished.