PSG vs Real Madrid: James’ sacrifice has convinced Zidane ahead of the Champions League
PSG vs Real Madrid Has seen more work in defence
The first challenge is a tough task for Madrid, especially with a number of high-profile absences. As a result, Los Blancos only have Casemiro and Toni Kroos available in central midfield.
Zidane is without Luka Modric and Fede Valverde, meaning that James could be the man to benefit and play in the middle.
The Colombian’s technical ability can’t be questioned, but his fight has always left some questions that need answering. Though he did demonstrate a willingness to battle against Levante at the weekend, as he has done since returning this past summer.
James looks certain to start in Paris, which presents him with a huge opportunity to impress Zidane and prove that he can be counted on for the big occasions.