“He played like a ‘general’ in midfield. He has technique, tricks, passing and also has an ability to score some of the best goals.” — Marco van Basten
The words by Van Basten Defines How Zidane used to play when he was a player and even after retiring he has shown excellent football management with Real Madrid he won 11 trophies including 3 consecutive Champions League and he is well known for man management, benching some of the top class players like Bale,James. Bale frequent injuries forced Zidane to play 4-4-2 Diamond with Isco playing the No.10 Role.
Here's my formation.
The tactic is inspired and might not be a exact replica of Real Madrid's playing style I have made some changes to get the best out of this tactic.
GK-D You can change according to your GK
BPD-D as Sergio and Varane are comfortable with the ball and are key to rotate the ball
CWB-A Marcelo and Carvajal both are key and are the main source and wing backs are key to this formation too
DM I opt DLP-D as anchor man is good in defense but DLP can rotate the ball and switch the flanks
DLP-S this role is perfect for Toni Kroos and he sprays passes and builds-up the play
Mezzala-S before I used RPM but he wasn't performing well in the formation as RPM are difficult to find and to aid right wing back I choose MEZZALA and it worked wonderfully for me
AP-A this is Isco's Role the no10 he moves into channels, drops deep, roams the pitch.
In the beginning I had CF-A and DLF-S but my players are not playing well because the are not perfect in the role so I have changed them both to AF-A and I tried CF-A and CF-S but it didn't work well and at last AF-A with CF-S has worked brilliantly for me
You can change forward roles with the one which suits perfectly to your strikers but I recommend AF-A along side CF-S or CF-A along side DLF-S
I hate wingers bad performances so I decided to create this formation
I'm not serious FM manager I play for fun and I hate injuries so I use editor to clear my injuries.
Hope you try my tactic and give some suggestions to improve this more
This is very attacking formation I hadn't tried this is weak teams you can try and comment you results I had excellent result with this approach.
Comment or PM me for any doubts.