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5 worst players for Real Madrid in 2017

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Lucas Vazquez hasn't been at his best

Nobody likes to be on this list. After all, who likes being labelled as the worst? But with the best comes the worst—and that can’t be neglected. Real Madrid’s 2017 has been a tale of two stories. The first-half was filled with glory, where the Blancos won the Champions League for the second time in a row while also winning La Liga after 5 long years.

However, the second half was a tragic story. The Blancos might have won the Club World Cup, but are now 14 points behind Barcelona—almost certainly losing their crown of the best team in Spain—and have to face Paris-Saint Germain in the Champions League.

How did this all happen? Who were the culprits? Here is a list of the 5 worst Madrid players in 2017…

#5 Lucas Vazquez

A choice that would be unanimously agreed by the majority of the Madridistas, Lucas Vazquez had a year to forget when speaking of personal performances. The Real Madrid youth product is one of Zidane’s most trusted men, but couldn’t repay the faith shown in him by the Frenchman.

His 2015-16 season is still remembered fondly by Madridistas, but it seems like a mirage now with the way he has played this year. It’s not that the Spaniard was terrible in every game—he did show glimpses of what he could really do with a football at his feet—but it was only just that: glimpses.

Despite his lack of form, the French manager trusted him and gave him repeated chances to showcase his skills. In most cases, the former Espanyol winger failed to have an impact on the game—making him one of Madrid’s biggest disappointment this year.

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