The Valdano Pique continues with Marcelo: his latest ‘China’ betrays him

Few know the Real Madrid better than Jorge Valdano. The former player and former coach of the club, a regular contributor to ‘The Transistor’ of Onda Cero, discussed Thursday the defeat of Zinedine Zidane and his pupils before the Real Sociedad (3-4) in the Santiago Bernabeu in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.

The Argentine warned that the French coach opted for “many players without rhythm of competition”, referring to Nacho and Marcelo, who entered the place of Carvajal and Mendy, respectively. Further, Areola, Militao, James and Brahim They also had their chance. (This is the only reason for Real Madrid to be in the Super Cup)

“It's been a long time Marcelo He does not enjoy ownership and is a player who needs many games in a row to get into the rhythm of the competition, in addition to being a much more gifted player for attacking football, “he added. The Brazilian has been relegated to the background, while what Mendy is performing at a great level (Madrid takes 715 minutes without receiving a goal with the Frenchman).

Not to forget they had a 'rifirrafe' before the end of Kiev before him Liverpool in 2018. Valdano he told him that he had “buy a picture of Salah and pray every day. “In turn, the second Madrid captain said he had” disrespected “and wanted to” sink “, but gave him” much motivation “to bring out his best level.

Further, Valdano confirmed that the decline of Casemiro It was very significant. “If you take away Casemiro there are already too many changes, “he said. Instead, he acted Valverde and the Uruguayan had to multiply defensively before the few aids he received, losing freshness with the passage of minutes and presence in the rival area.

Finally, the white former player pointed out that Martin Odegaard ““ It would not be bad to be another year in the Real society” “He has to return to be a starter and not to see what happens, that in the end delays the progress of a player of these characteristics,” he said, referring to the possibility of the Norwegian returning, but not with an important role.