DELTASION.com – Real Madrid players always appear on the right track to compete to become champions of the Spanish La Liga 2023/2024. Los Blancos have not yet topped the standings. Until the 13th week, they were behind Girona FC who appeared surprising. However, the distance is not far, namely only two points.
Real Madrid’s stable performance cannot be separated from the composition of their mainstay squad which has minimal rotation. In fact, there are five Los Blancos players who have always appeared in 13 weeks of La Liga. Here are the five players and a review of their contributions so far.
1. Toni Kroos still deserves to be a mainstay in Real Madrid’s midfield
First, there is Toni Kroos, Real Madrid’s mainstay midfielder from Germany. Since joining in 2014, Kroos has immediately become a key player in Los Blancos’ midfield. That hasn’t changed until this season even though Kroos is approaching 34 years old.
Indeed, Kroos has not always been a starter for Real Madrid. Of his 13 appearances in La Liga 2023/2024, he appeared as a substitute six times. However, this actually confirms that Los Blancos still need Kroos. He must
appear in every match, whether long or short.
Kroos also succeeded in proving that he is still worthy of being relied on. He has made 1 goal and 4 assists in La Liga this season. Kroos’ contract at Real Madrid itself will expire in 2024. However, because his role is still important, there is a possibility that his contract will be extended.
2. Federico Valverde has collected the most minutes played for Real Madrid in LaLiga
Another Real Madrid midfielder who has not been absent from La Liga 2023/2024 is Federico Valverde. The 25-year-old Uruguayan player almost always starts. Valverde has also collected the most minutes played for Real Madrid in La Liga this season.
Valverde’s own contribution so far includes 1 goal and 2 assists in La Liga. However, his role is not limited ton that. Valverde actually stands out more in his ability to defend. The number of tackles and interceptions is one of the highest among Los Blancos players.
3. Eduardo Camavinga played a vital role in helping Real Madrid’s defense
Next, there is a player who is often said to be good at playing in any position for Real Madrid. He is Eduardo Camavinga, a Los Blancos midfielder who has great flexibility. However, Camavinga this season has appeared more in his natural position, central midfielder.
Apart from that, Camavinga is also often assigned to be more defensive. It’s not surprising that he hasn’t scored or assisted in La Liga 2023/2024. However, his number of tackles is the highest. Not infrequently, Real Madrid attacks start from successful tackles made by Camavinga on opposing players.
4. Rodrygo Goes still has to improve his sharpness as the main striker
On the front lines, Real Madrid apparently entrusted the position of main striker to Rodrygo Goes. Not only in La Liga, Rodrygo is also always a striker in the European Champions League. Rodrygo has played the striker position quite often, but usually not routinely.
Last season, Rodrygo was more productive when used in his favorite position, namely winger. Now, he still has to improve his sharpness as a striker. Rodrygo has only scored three goals in La Liga this season, including two goals in Week 13.
5. Joselu has had quite a satisfactory performance in LaLiga so far
Apart from Rodrygo, Real Madrid also put a lot of trust in Joselu. The striker on loan from Espanyol always appears in La Liga, although often only as a substitute. The results were quite satisfying. Joselu has made 5 goals and 2 assists.
After Karim Benzema left, Real Madrid’s pure striker option is now only Joselu. Rodrygo can be the spearhead, but his true character is a winger. As a result, Los Blancos’ temporary top scorer this season is Jude Bellingham who plays as a midfielder.
The five Real Madrid players above are believed to always appear in La Liga this season. Most likely, they will continue to be relied on until the end of the season. Can they repay this trust by bringing Los Blancos to La Liga champions?