Who will make up for Casemiro's absence against Real Zaragoza?

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has decided to exclude Casemiro from the royal team's squad against Real Zaragoza this evening in the 16th round of the Copa del Rey.

Zidane ruled out Casemiro to rest him for the derby against Atlético Madrid, the Brazilian player who participated in most of the games this season and tasted the taste of rest in very few matches.

Valverde plays an alternative for Casemiro against Zaragoza:

According to the Spanish newspaper "Marca", Federico Valverde will play mainly against Real Zaragoza this evening and will be responsible for giving Real Madrid the intensity, strength, and balance that Casemiro brings in every game for the team.

"Zidane knows that the defensive axis is not Valverde's preferred center, but the multiplicity of player positions will allow him to mature tactically." On the other hand, the French coach does not like to do without Casemiro, but he knows that he has to give him rest so that he does not get injured."

With Luka Modric and Toni Kroos called up, Zidane wants to maintain the midfield balance, with Valverde expected to play in midfield, regardless of the time between the cup match and Saturday's derby.

Zidane has always been successful in the process of rotation, where he chooses the players distinctively and intelligently, with this idea was discovered Valverde a few months ago and everything went so well that the Fans of Real Madrid do not imagine the squad without the Uruguayan star.

The Spanish newspaper continued: "In fact, Casemiro can be assured of his position in his absence, because Federico Valverde has proven his ability to adapt and shine in any center midfield, regardless of what Zidane will do at La Romareda (Zaragoza Stadium)."