Both Rodrygo and Valverde played a key role in the Madrid derby.
The Los Blancos head into the international with 100% winning record in 2022/23 so far.
Most of the players in Ancelotti’s side will head for international duty for the remainder of the month.
Last night, they won 2-1 in the Madrid derby at the Estadio Metropolitano and are now sitting comfortably at the top of the La Liga table.
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“Rodrygo and Fede are very special because they are what the modern footballer has to be now, play in different positions, with physical attributes and technique”, as per reports from Marca.
“Both of them have progressed a lot and we’re delighted as they’re doing very well.
“The modern player is the one who is complete, with energy, and quality.
“Modern football will take advantage of this quality.
“Coaches prepare the strategy, but football belongs to the footballers.”