Madrid, Nov 10 (EFE) .- The best Real Madrid of the season broke out in Ipurua, with an imposing image, a colorful football and plenty of security to allow Thibaut Courtois to enter his best record in the club with 533 minutes without fit a bit, at a time that reinforces the commitment of Zinedine Zidane, with Eden Hazard already showing his level and a message of pride from Luka Modric.
The keys to the Real Madrid win in Ipurua are:
1. The best version of Real Madrid
The defeat of Mallorca and the image left in what was his last league outing, served to make the entire Madrid team self-critical and exhibit a different attitude. The intensity that he put in a stadium where Eibar always demands the maximum, made him the absolute owner of the game and disarm the rival. From its maximum concentration, Real Madrid unleashed its best football, signing the best moments of its season and becoming untouchable. The goals were rewarding their high level
2. Zidane's policy
At Rodrygo's stellar moment, Zidane made a decision that caused many to call him crazy before the start of the game. He sat down the player who has knocked down the door of the first Real Madrid team and left him without minutes against Eibar after his triplet in the Champions League. He paused the birth of an 18-year-old star and had a nod with the players who have been in the background for this irruption. Ownership more than a month later for Lucas Vazquez, who responded by giving everything he had and providing the claw that a scenario like Ipurua demands. Minutes for Vinicius who has gone wrong from the recurring comparison with his compatriot, even if they are totally different players. It is Zidane's hand and his way of having a large part of his workforce.
3. Hazard is already Hazard
Electric, direct, skilled. The true image of Eden Hazard appeared with Real Madrid and the whole team benefited from it. The Belgian cares little if he makes matches like the one he signed against Eibar, connecting with everyone, being the benchmark in attack to invent every time he received the ball. He left actions to frame in case the auctioneer had refined the definition. Heels, cuts, speed changes, rabona centers. Hazard enjoyed white at last.
4. The Courtois wall
There are already five consecutive games in which Real Madrid does not fit goal with Thibaut Courtois in the goal. It is the best moment of the Belgian since his arrival, key to the improvement in the results for his firmness. Before Eibar he did not have to leave saving stops as in the last matches, thanks also to the defensive improvement of the block, and he continues to gain weight the number of minutes without receiving goals from the rivals, 533. With his mark he exceeds the best record of Keylor Navas to claim against those who did not want the departure of the Costa Rican goalkeeper.
5. Modric rebels
For the reconstruction of Real Madrid, the entry of Fede Valverde in the center of the field has been key. It has become indisputable and has caused Luka Modric to have a different role in substitution. He received the opportunity in Ipurua, so that Toni Kroos had a rest, and brought out his quality football. He understood that to play more he will have to sacrifice himself and left defensive actions full of effort without looking at the advantage on the scoreboard. And with the ball he showed the player he was accustomed to Real Madrid and that prompted him to win the best individual prizes. Modric took his pride to ask for more prominence. With the few midfielders available to Zidane it was necessary for everyone to reach their best competitive level. EFE