Radomir Antic claimed Luka Modric's Ballon d'Or win made no sense, but Zinedine Zidane does not agree.
Thibaut Courtois is still not involved for Real Madrid, but several other star men will return against Valencia.
Zinedine Zidane is without a host of first-team regulars against Huesca, while there is likely to be a place on the bench for his son, Luca.
Karim Benzema scored a second-half brace as Raphael Varane and Luka Modric were also on target for Real Madrid at Real Valladolid.
Jose Mourinho is open to a return to Real Madrid, but the club's current coach Santiago Solari appears relaxed about the rumours.
Real Madrid must move on from Cristiano Ronaldo's departure according to Luka Modric, who said: "We can't complain about that for 10 years."
Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d'Or, beating Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize, but Wayne Rooney says he disagrees with that decision.
Luka Modric broke the monopoly held by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for individual awards in 2018, delighting Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
After scoring three goals in his last eight appearances for Real Madrid, Croatia captain Luka Modric looks to be getting back to his best.
Real Madrid cruised into third place in LaLiga after Karim Benzema inspired Santiago Solari's side to victory over Espanyol.