Real Madrid will play at home on Tuesday afternoon in the Champions League. Santiago Bernabeu will be crammed full to host the game, which Madrid really need to win.
Zidane and his team know that they must come away with the three points in this game because one stumble would create a wave of criticism, mainly directed towards the French coach.
The German and the Brazilian have started in all 8 games that they have played, 7 La Liga games and one Champions League game, which ended in a hard defeat at Parc des Princes.
Nobody has played more than them. Kroos has played 98% of the minutes, whilst Casemiro 95.8%, due to different problems that have plagued Madrid.
The burden of minutes has to do, first, with the numerous injuries. Isco, Modric, James and Fede Valverde have had to stop in these first steps of competition, so Kroos and Casemiro have had to step up to the task.
So, Valverde already played in the derby and Isco has entered the call up against Club Brugge, so in the next games there could be rotation, meaning that these untouchables can breathe.