Fede Valverde showed against Galatasaray that he is 1 of the most essential cogs in Zinedine Zidane‘s midfield.
The Uruguayan kicked off the season as a back-up midfielder, but he has considering that grown into a starter, as Actual Madrid count 3 wins and 1 draw in the 4 games he was in the initially eleven.
Zidane bet on Valverde on Tuesday evening in what could be the most essential game considering that his return to the club, as Madrid necessary a victory at Galatasaray.
The Frenchman described the 21-year-old as “a modern day, box-to-box footballer” and has him ahead of Isco and James Rodriguez in his pecking order.
What has occurred with the Uruguay international, on the other hand, had occurred ahead of with Casemiro in Zidane‘s initially spell as Los Blancos coach.
When the French tactician took more than Actual Madrid soon after Rafa Benitez‘s dismissal, the Brazilian wasn’t a mainstay in the team’s beginning line-up.
As occurred with Valverde, Casemiro arrived at Actual Madrid Castilla, then joined Porto on loan ahead of returning to Madrid.
The Brazil international did not function in any of Zidane‘s initially 5 games, as Toni Kroos, James, Luka Modric and Isco have been the initially-selection midfielders.
Casemiro met with the Frenchman in his workplace and asked for explanations, only for Zidane to reassure him that when he gets into the beginning line-up, he will in no way sit on the bench once again.
Right after a dwelling defeat to Atletico Madrid, the player began his initially game beneath Zidane against Levante and in no way looked back.
Valverde now, faces the challenge to take the spot of 1 of Modric, Kroos and Casemiro, should really the French coach not go with 4 in the middle behind Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard.