Zidane knew that if we gave space to them we would be asking for trouble. We took a risk with using Kovacic in a DM role. It worked against Barca in Super Copa. Didn't work against Bayern. He couldn't handle the role. Vazquez also were awful in positioning and most of their attacks came through our right. But Zidane wasn't completely wrong. We had good chances to score in counter attack. No doubt about Casemiro. He just has the big game mentality. Bayern played with James - Thiago - Tolisso in Bernabeu. They put Javi Martinez behind James in Alians which looked more solid. I agree that a real 6 behind James helps a lot but i haven't followed James enough to see his defensive work rate. If he does enough dirty work as @J-Mezzy said before and if he shows the effort, it would work in my opinion. The Madrid James didn't.