However, the strategy is beginning to suffer its first serious crisis since being implemented.Marco Asensio, above all, represented the best example of what was supposed (and is still assumed) to the path at Real Madrid.
Retaining their crown is all but out of reach for Madrid, who have been linked with Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard, Tottenham star Harry Kane and others.
'He's a Madrid player and he wants to finish his career here.
"Until the 31st [of January] we will see, but not at the moment, why?" Because I'm happy with my squad.
Two goals in as many minutes from Gareth Bale put Madrid in front after Daniel Wass had given Celta the lead with a delightful lob.
The draw was Madrid's third consecutive LaLiga stalemate away from home - extending their winless run on the road to four matches.
Speaking to the press today, however, Zidane has said that he has no desire to address the situation between the sticks until the end of the season at the earliest.
"We're trying to get out of this mess and we're working to do that, but we don't like this at all". That win put Barca 14 points ahead of Madrid, all be it with an extra game played, and that gap could momentarily at least have opened to 17 points if Barca are able to defeat Levante on Sunday afternoon. We do not play as we should.
A source at Barcelona told AFP that "for reasons of confidentiality the club never comments on contractual relations with players".
The Frenchman added: "We're not going to talk about the league every weekend, if we lose points we can not be successful".
"You have to kill teams when you have the chance, because otherwise they will bite you".