Bellingham, Tchouaméni, Valverde… the strong men of Real Madrid’s 36th Spanish championship title

Bellingham, Tchouaméni, Valverde… the strong men of Real Madrid’s 36th Spanish championship title
Bellingham, Tchouaméni, Valverde… the strong men of Real Madrid’s 36th Spanish championship title

Jude Bellingham, the “clutch player”

We have the impression that he has been playing for ten years at Real even though he only moved to Madrid last summer. Author of 10 goals and 2 assists during the first 11 days of La Liga, the former Borussia Dortmund player wasted no time in convincing his world. Against Cadiz (3-0) on Saturday, three minutes after coming into play, Bellingham scored his 18th goal of the season in the Championship. The hyperactive English playmaker, the most clutch player of the season, is largely responsible for the fact that the Merengues have the best attack in La Liga with 74 goals scored.

Vinicius, the dribbler

His statistics could have been more impressive if he had not had some physical problems which caused him to miss eight days of La Liga. But the Brazilian, Real’s second top scorer in the Championship behind Bellingham, still presents a more than honorable statistics sheet with his 13 goals scored in 24 matches. He also knew how to make his partners shine by delivering six offerings. His dribbling caused difficulty for La Liga defenses. He is also the third best dribbler in the Championship with an average of 2.7 successful dribbles per match.

Federico Valverde, the inexhaustible

The Uruguayan is one of those players whose name Carlo Ancelotti ticks off without hesitation when establishing his starting lineup. The inexhaustible midfielder is the most used player (2679 minutes) by the Italian technician. He took part in 34 La Liga matches (30 starts). Brilliant in bringing down shadowy spots, Valverde was also decisive in the scoring zone (1 goal and 7 assists).

Aurélien Tchouaméni, the versatile

He has never experienced defeat with Real Madrid this season since he took on the starting role. Sometimes in the middle, sometimes in central defense (eight times). If the French prefers to play as a sentinel, that of central defender suits him well and his express adaptation is the perfect argument. The former Monegasque, who played 27 La Liga matches this season, contributed, thanks to his power in the duel but also his excellent reading of the game, to the impressive defensive record of Real, best defense in La Liga with only 22 goals cashed.

Andriy Lounine, the joker goalkeeper

After Thibaut Courtois’ injury last August, Real feared that Andriy Lounine would not have strong enough shoulders to assume the starting role. The Madrid leaders therefore recruited Kepa but it was the Ukrainian who obtained the number one position from November. In 20 La Liga matches, Andriy Lounine signed 10 clean sheets and conceded 13 goals, confirming all the hopes placed in him by Merengue recruiters when he arrived in the summer of 2018.

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