Brahim's Blank Year

Brahim Díaz was one of the great victims of Real Madrid's elimination cup. This competition was one of the main reasons given by the person from Malaga for not accepting an assignment during the past winter market. He was convinced that the Cup would serve as an opportunity to shine and also earn minutes in the rest of competitions.

Brahim's predictions were fulfilled, since 76% of the minutes he has played have been in the Cup (130 ’of 170 total). Despite this, he also had to earn the title: in the first two games (Unionistas and Zaragoza) he was a substitute. His good performances earned him his presence in the eleven against Real Sociedad, where he distributed an assist but the team was eliminated.

That hard defeat against those of Imanol Alguacil at the Bernabéu (3-4) alighted Madrid from the Cup and ended with the illusions of Brahim, who returned to ostracism. Since then, the white team has played six games (five in the League and one in the Champions League) and the malagueño was out of the call in all. Not even Hazard's injuries have given him a chance.

And at that juncture, the white quarantine of the coronavirus arrived, which slows it down even more and also adds competition: Marco Asensio was close to reappearing after his serious knee injury. The Balearic Islands occupies the same demarcation as Brahim and his return, which would now be at an earlier stage of the season (provided the course ends, which is not clear at the moment), closes the door even more on the young footballer who arrived in January. 2019 from Manchester City. With only 170 minutes played (in which he has scored a goal and given an assist) Brahim had practically said goodbye to one of his goals for the season: the Olympics. In fact, it has not even entered any of De la Fuente's lists yet in the new cycle of the Sub-21 (the one born from 1998). Brahim is from 1999 and was called to be one of the stars, but he has not yet played.


In the summer, Madrid will insist once again that they accept a loan to gain experience. At the club they have high hopes for him, they are convinced that he will be an important footballer at the Bernabéu for many years. But you must follow the path of others like Achraf, Odegaard or Reguilón. He needs minutes in some demanding team to return Madrid in one or two years and fight for a place in the starting lineup.