It’s going to be an interesting affair when Real Madrid take on Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League. Spurs will travel to Spain to face the reigning European champions and the onus will be on them to defy the odds
Mauricio Pochettino’s side has already lit up the Premier League with their exuberating attacking displays and in Europe too, they have kept the juggernaut rolling by winning their first two matches pretty comfortably.
Madrid didn’t have the best of starts this season as they are lagging much behind archrivals Barcelona in the La Liga race but Zidane would like to keep things straight in Europe. They will be chasing their third consecutive European title and no other team has achieved this feat so far.
Zinedine Zidane will definitely have his plans ready for Harry Kane who has emerged as one of the best strikers in Europe right now. The 24-year-old has already netted 11 goals this season which marked his presence almost everywhere and he will rub shoulders with Cristiano Ronaldo who has the knack to make his presence felt in these big games.
Predicted 4-3-3 Real Madrid Starting Lineup Against Tottenham Hotspur
Keylor Navas is doubtful for this match as he injured himself during the international break. Zidane is not in the mood to rush him and Kiko Casilla will have the responsibility to safeguard Los Blancos’ goal.
Raphael Varane got much-needed rest against Getafe and he will come into the starting lineup. Sergio Ramos will be his associate in the proceedings. Marcelo will be in the charge of the left flank while 19-year-old Achraf Hakimi could make his debut in the Champions League for the Spanish side.
The meteoric rise of Marcos Llorente through the ranks has been noticed by Zidane and the youngster should be rewarded with a place in the starting lineup against Spurs. The 22-year-old doesn’t need any extra motivation to perform in this kind of matches.
Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will complete the three-man midfield trio. These two players have become an inevitable part of the team and Zidane will once again rely on them.
Isco is probably one of the finest playmakers in the La Liga currently and the gaffer will need him to be at his best in this game. he will be on the right flank and will be accompanied by Marco Asensio on the left wing.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be the focal point of the attack. Here is how they will line up: