Real Madrid: The four strongest positions on the roster

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Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Real Madrid have a deep squad, and here are their four strongest positions.

While Real Madrid are still working on assembling a roster capable of winning the Champions League in multiple straight seasons like they did in Zinedine Zidane’s first stint as manager, Los Blancos already have a great deal of squad depth to work with.

That depth has been important in withstanding injuries, such as two significant ankle injuries to new superstar Eden Hazard. Real are first in La Liga and in control of their own destiny this season, and they are particularly strong defensively.

Here are the four positions where Real are currently the strongest.

Attacking midfield

Real Madrid will probably lose one attacking midfielder this summer in James Rodriguez, who will have one year left on his deal. Even though Zinedine Zidane sees him as surplus, James has been working hard and playing at a serviceable level this season.

Elsewhere, Real have plenty of capable No. 10’s who are versatile enough to play other attacking positions in the formation, such as resurgent stars Isco and Marco Asensio. Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are also excellent in more attacking center midfield roles. Eden Hazard played this position decently well vs. Mallorca, too.

But what sets Real apart at this position is their young talent. They have four incredibly exciting center attacking midfielders who can be future stars. Oscar Rodriguez has been scoring bangers all season long at Leganes, winter signing Reiner Jesus has future superstar written all over him, Takefusa Kubo is a special talent, and Martin Odegaard is already one of the best players in La Liga. One of those players is bound to lock down that position at the Santiago Bernabeu in the next few years.

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