• Expectations are constantly high for the players of Real Madrid
  • Real Madrid's defense consists of elite players such as Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane
  • One player expected to step up for Los Blancos is Spanish right-back, Dani Carvajal

The standards are high for Real Madrid as excellence is expected from every individual on the pitch. One player expected to shine, as one of the club’s best players is the ever-reliable right-back, Dani Carvajal.

When it comes to the best player for Zinedine Zidane’s team, it’s usually the likes of Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and Eden Hazard who are usually mentioned. But Carvajal also makes a case for himself as one of the team’s most reliable assets. The right-back has made a case for himself as one of the team’s best defenders since signing with Los Blancos in 2013.

The play style of Carvajal consists of athletic movements on the pitch coupled with his agility and excellent footwork. These skills are matched with a disciplined game and a cerebral approach on the field. The manner the 28-year-old composes himself during a match is considered mature and elite and serves as a great piece for any club.

For the past few seasons, Carvajal has proven multiple times that he belongs to be one of Real Madrid’s staple players. In 269 appearances with Los Blancos, Carvajal has scored on six separate occasions and has assisted on 45 goals. The way he uses his aggressiveness coupled with the versatility on the pitch has him in the discussion of one of the best defenders in the game.

According to The Real Champs, Carvajal is still in shape to be called one of the better right-backs in the world. The Spanish icon remains to be relevant in this discussion despite the emergence of stars such as Achraf Hakimi and Trent Alexander-Arnold. This is evident in how Carvajal is lauded to maintain quality passes and a fundamentally sound game.

Real Madrid is in a good position now on the defensive end with Carvajal and the likes of Ramos leading the team coupled with French star Raphael Varane. It will be interesting to see how Carvajal will continue to step up for Zidane and the rest of the team in years to come.

View of Real Madrid's logo after the club was placd in quarantine over the coronavirus
View of Real Madrid's logo after the club was placd in quarantine over the coronavirus AFP / Franck FIFE