Two players who arrive released at the end of the season of the Real Madridthe Uruguayan Fede Valverde and the brazilian Rodrygorepresent for Carlo Ancelotti the only doubt to clear from the starting team that will seek the fourteenth european cup for the white club. A difficult decision conditioned by the game system that will be used against the Liverpool.
The 4-4-2 option favors Valverde. Maintain a 4-3-3 and accept the exchange of blows with the Liverpoolwould give ownership to Rodrygo. Due to performance, the two have earned a place in a more than defined starting team.
Just one piece in question
A Thibaut Courtois He has one game left to play before the appointment in Paris. He will rest against Cádiz and will play the last league day against Betis. In defense, Dani Carvajal, who is reserving the last games for himself so as not to repeat old nightmares with muscle injuries during the course of the match of the year, will arrive with freshness to the grand final, and David Alabawho will arrive recovered just in time from a muscle injury. Militao and Ferland Mendy They will complete the rear.
Ancelotti is measuring minutes with his three untouchables in midfield: Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. And he also tries to do it in attack, although Karim Benzema’s hunger for goals and the records that he continues to accumulate in his highest scoring season or the moment of viniciuswho asked him to finish the game against Levante to sign his first hat-trick as a madridista, sometimes they upset what was planned.
On the right tip of the attack trident Rodrygo won the game to Marco Asensio, turning around a situation that favored the Spanish for much of the season. But the Brazilian has earned the place based on decisive performances. He forced extra time against Chelsea when the Real Madrid was touched after seeing the advantage of the first leg vanished, unleashed the comeback in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan against Sevilla that sentenced LaLigathe day the white team celebrated it, they scored a brace against Espanyol and he made history by becoming the first player in the ‘Champions’ to score two goals in added time in a tie.
The presence in the final Paris is largely due to the consecration of Rodrygo like an unbalanced footballer. To the best streak of his since he arrived at Real Madrid seven goals in his last eight games give him shape. And he fights to bury a revulsive role that takes him away from ownership (23 in 46 games played this season).
Ancelotti plays to the confusion
“Both of them are going to play,” he said. Carlo Ancelotti on and Fede Valverde. Knowing that it is impossible because that would mean the substitution of Casemiro, Kroos or Modric. Unthinkable.
The settlement as holder of Fede Valverde has given a point of energy that at times seemed to be lacking in the Madrid midfield. The rotations you discarded Ancelotti They appeared at the best moment and they have won with their regularity, with the deployment they make in each game, the way in which they break enemy lines at great speed and more shots, a greater role in an irregular season since their injury at the Camp Nou .
Before him Levante He signed several lashes that between the rival goalkeeper, Cárdenas, and the posts, prevented them from ending in a goal, but he earned praise from his coach. “The Valverde of recent times is the Valverde who shows his qualities on the pitch”, he highlighted.
“He has an incredible shot and he has to enjoy it. Every time he has an opportunity he has to shoot on goal because he has an incredible shot and his physical appearance, his verticality with the ball, is something rare in today’s football for a midfielder”, praised Ancelotti.
It will be the big question about Ancelotti’s line-up until hours before the final, when the players hear from their coach at the Paris team hotel the eleven chosen to start the match against Liverpool. Valverde or Rodrygotwo launched players who have increased the level of Real Madrid to aspire to close the course with three titles.
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