Zinedine Zidane always had squads full of stars at Real Madrid. So full they were, that sometimes good talented players had little to no place. Today, one of them who already left the club declared he would never go back to the Casa Blanca after the treatment he got from the coach. And like him, there are some more. Let's see:
-Theo Hernandez: Theo was the one who declared Real Madrid is not in his future and once he left, he reached the peak performances of his career. Being a constant back up to Marcelo, he went on loan to Real Sociedad and came back when the French coach's second spell started. But he was not going to be counted on and now thinks that in Real Madrid they are missing him.
-Álvaro Morata: He was trusted by Zidane, but Morata never lived up to the expectations. He did not want to be a backup for Karim Benzema despite his own bad performances and left to Chelsea, where he did not succeed either. Not even betraying Real leaving to Atlético Madrid worked out well for him, and went back to Juventus, the only team he had been good enough at.
-Brahim Díaz: The story of a wonderkid who could have been but ended up being dime a dozen. With little to no playtime at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, Real Madrid signed him after Zizou's request and he thought he could make himself a spot, but he was wrong. Now he is at Milan on loan and he is repeating Theo Hernandez's path.
-James Rodríguez: A player that Zidane never wanted and even tried to get rid of. The Colombian had good times under Carlo Ancelotti, but having Zizou as a coach destroyed his career. At Everton, James reunited with Carleto and seems to be finding himself again.
-Takefusa Kubo: Another tale of a hot prospect becoming a shadow of what he could have been. This gifted Japanese wonderkid was sent on loan to Mallorca and now he is at Villarreal, with little to no playtime. He wants someone to give him the opportunity to show the world what he is able to do.
-Gareth Bale: The saddest case of all closes this list. The Welsh scored three goals in UEFA Champions League finals, but he never gained Zidane's trust. His injuries and some intern conflicts resulted in him almost being excluded from the squad, something that did not bother him at all. He left to Tottenham and he is on his way to big things.
Who will be the next on this list?
Probably Isco. He is going through a moment similar as that Bale had to deal with. Former star, mentored by Zizou, but after some time things stopped going well and he is nowhere to be seen in the starting eleven. Actually, Isco is said to be one of the players that want him out.