Pep played the best football ever with those players. All Real Madrid does is cross and hope. Zidane is doing the same thing like Ancelotti, who started this at Madrid, and Benitez. It's the same style with small differences like: Ancelotti had Alonso as DM with Modric and Di Maria CMs. Won UCL. Then Kroos DM with Modric and James (I said at the start of the season that this would never work and I was right). Trophyless. Kroos finished that season the second most dribbled player in both La Liga and UCL. Benitez started with a 4-2-3-1 Modric Kroos double pivot and Bale as a 10. Then moved back to Kroos DM and Modric James CMs. We trashed them at Bernabeu and moved up to 12 points in La Liga. Then came Zidane. He only changed 1 thing: Casemiro in the starting XI and he would rest the players more. Real Madrid have won this season 17 points in the last 10 minutes in La Liga. This was all luck (especially in some games) and because they were fit enough to keep the pressure and play so intense every game in the last minutes. It's easy to do this when 2/4 games per month their starting XI is Kovacic James Isco; Asensio Morata Lucas. If it was more than that, they would do it every single season. But it was the first Liga they won since 2011/2012. 5 years.