LaLiga 2018-19: 3 Players who deserve to feature more for Real Madrid
Real Madrid this season have had a lot of ups of downs. The Liga giants these days even struggle to bag the 3 points that were a cakewalk for this team a few months back. There are various reasons for their struggles some of which are sporting some psychological and some political.
Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world and boasts of housing one of the best players all over the world in each position. Amid all the competition for securing a berth in the starting eleven here, we take a look at players who deserve to feature more for Real Madrid C.F and may solve one or two of their problems.
#3 Marcos Llorente
Marcos Llorente has always been one of the brightest prospects since the time he's been playing for Real Madrid Castilla. Marcos Llorente after playing 2 seasons for Castilla was loaned to Alaves where his impressive performances did not go unnoticed.
After his loan spell, Marcos Llorente joined the Real Madrid squad again before the start of season 2017-18. Llorente who plays as a defensive midfielder was looked upon as Casemiro's backup.
The Spaniard's abilities were out for everyone to see in the limited opportunities he got as Casemiro was one of the most fundamental players in the squad for Zidane and Lopetegui.
But Llorente's fortunes changed when Santiago Solari took over from Lopetegui. The Argentine trusted the youngsters' capability. Solari's appointment and Casemiro's injury allowed Marcos Llorente to break into the starting eleven on a regular basis.
Marcos Llorente put in great shifts in each match he's featured so far. His press resistance is something every Madridista adores and that is something Casemiro lacks. Other than being press resistant Llorente has good passing ability, positioning, balance and reads the game quite well . He allows Kroos and Modric to move further ahead on the field freely and complements them well.
Llorente was one of the best players for Madrid at FIFA Club World Cup and definitely deserves more game time even though Casemiro is back.