Club World Cup – Real MadridTwelve months have passed
Without Cristiano, there was room for Marco Asensio, but he has not taken the step ahead that everyone anticipated. Under Solari, he plays more than Isco however still does not shine. In Abu Dhabi, he was ruled out by injury. It is worth awaiting him, but far more is anticipated from Asensio and his left foot.Llorente, midfielder for Madrid.
The discovery of Marcos Llorente has been key for Solari, having not had any role to play under Zidane or Lopetegui, who felt he wasn’t good enough. Solari played him against Roma with Casemiro out hurt and he has given that become untouchable. It stays to be seen what will occur when the Brazilian is back to complete physical fitness, however in Abu Dhabi he was the MVP in the last and scored a dazzling goal.Starter Lucas Vazquez
With Solari, it is Lucas Vazquez and ten more, as he benefits from Isco and Asensio’s poor form which have actually seen him earn a regular area. The set-up stays 4-3-3, with Vazquez on the right flank. Under Zidane, he was a regular substitute, now he’s a starter.Modric, the Ballon d’Or RTVE Luka Modric declared the player of the tournament award at the Club World Cup in 2017 and in 2018 it was for Bale, though Modric can be comforted by the Ballon d’Or. A year on, he has the award that his play has deserved.The look of Vinicius RTVE The closing goal from Real Madrid in Abu Dhabi was scored by Vinicius Junior, a Brazilian youngster who was still playing for Flamengo a
year back, with his name on a white shirt in Madrid waiting on him. Now, he is living that dream, so what’s next?Closer to LaLiga Santander Madrid are not near to Barcelona, the LaLiga Santander leaders, however they are closer than last year. Last season, they ended 2017 with an 11 point difference , which ended up being 14 and with one game less played after the Clasico in late December. Now, it is an eight point difference with Villarreal still to play.And the Champions League?
Ajax wait for Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, a much simpler obstacle than Paris Saint-Germain last season, who Los Blancos still beat on their method to raise the 13th Champions League title. Genuine Madrid understand how to win, whatever the circumstances.