Five Worst Real Madrid Players This Season
Five worst Real Madrid players this season in 2021/22? Here we look at the Five worst Real Madrid players this season so far. Who have been the five worst Real Madrid players this season? Here we will look at the stats and the writers opinion on who have been the worst Real Madrid players in 2021/22.
Real Madrid are bouncing of a La Liga-winning campaign but they are not exactly in brilliant form. The Galacticos got knocked out of both the Super Cup and Copa del Rey last season at the back of disappointing defeats. Add to that, a very feeble title-push against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, Real are in serious trouble.
We need to look at some of the players who have not performed up to the mark.
Top 5 Worst Real Madrid Players This Season
While the whole Real Madrid squad has not been poor this season, there are a few notable exceptions. Thibaut Courtois has carried over his good form from last season and Luka Modric continued to boss the midfield. Let us take a look at five worst Real Madrid players this season.
5. RB Dani Carvajal
Dani Carvajal has appeared in five of Real Madrid’s seven games in the season so far. The right-back had to walk off the pitch in the game against Valencia due to an injury. He looked like a changed Carvajal.
Recently, he has suffered yet another injury so he would miss out more games. The full-back has struggled with injuries and last season, he missed more than 30 games through different injuries.
4. Marco Asensio
Marco Asensio was one of those players who had a great impact but his below-average performances last season under Zidane raised the question. His only good performance came against his boyhood club, Mallorca.
Marco Asensio’s ceiling was very high when he first arrived at Real but he has failed to reach it. He was allowed to take up Gareth Bale’s position on the wings but he did not bring anywhere close to the Welshman’s effect, when healthy. Asensio lacks the pace to be an outright winger. He has also fallen victim to the case of being a utility player.
3. Vinicius Junior
Everybody expected Vinicius Junior to be the next Neymar but that has been far from the case. The 21-year-old improved his game this term but he requires consistency. He has averaged 1.7 key passes, 3.3 dribbles, one long ball, and 1.3 tackles per game in LaLiga.
However, his game has still not reached the level of maturity that Madristas expected after two seasons in the top-flight. He still lacks any sort of final product and seems to have gone backwards in 2021. During the UCL fixture against Inter, he created all sorts of problems with nothing to show for.
Isco is not the player from the 2013/14 season. The former Malaga player has lost his place in the Los Blancos starting XI for a reason. His performances are inconsistent, failing to affect games with any final product. With a player of his skill and technicality, Isco can break open defences but he has instead been killing the team’s momentum by holding onto the ball for too long.
AM Isco has a poor show last season and he is finding his form. Isco won dribbles and carried the ball, but he did nothing with it. He barely played last season and till February, played for just 374 minutes in La Liga. His season has looked very similar to Marco Asensio so far. He made 6 appearances (166 minutes) in La Liga 2021-22 and scored one goal.
Isco is a skilful player and he has excellent technique. He is known for his natural ability to pick out an inch-perfect pass. He dribbles effortlessly through two or three challenges or drifts a shot into the top corner of the goal. His numbers are not most convincing in past two years.
Marcelo has been the biggest disappointment for Real Madrid this year. Other players have improved their game in the past two months but he failed to do so. After announcing retirement from international football, he looked dull in the field.
Marcelo has no defence. He has made just one appearance for Los Blancos and the 33-year-old is yet to find a place in the starting lineup. Marcelo is not averaging a key pass per game or a dribble completed per game in Spain’s top-flight. His end is just around the corner and we may see him final time this season.
Marcelo has completely lost his touch in defence and is proving to be a liability for the team. The Brazilian was never really a good defender to begin with but he always pulled his weight to warrant a starting spot.
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