“It’s better to end up with this”, Zinedine Zidane said in the press conference after the game against Real Sociedad at San Sebastián that mean the 11th defeat in La Liga and the 17th of the season. The Frenchman has been unable to get a victory away from Santiago Bernabéu since his return. We could make a very long list with the negative things that have been happening in the last month, but we want to stay positive and highlight Brahim Díaz.
The Málaga born player arrived to Madrid in the winter transfer window for €15M paid to Manchester City. In this way, Los Blancos ‘stole’ a young jewel to Pep Guardiola with only 19 years old and a lot of things to improve. He played only 50 minutes with the first team of Manchester City this season, whereas with Real Madrid he’s enjoyed 317 minutes so far in 8 different games.
He made his debut on the 13th of January against Betis, but his next game was at the end of March, with Zinedine Zidane already on the bench. Since then he had enjoyed minutes in almost every game until last Sunday, when he scored his first goal with the Real Madrid t-shirt after a great individual play in a counter attack. But even before this net, he was showing a lot of quality in the precedent games and, with Vinicius still recovering from the injury, he’s the only one able to dribble and show something different within Real Madrid squad.
Even Zizou was asked about Brahim in press conference and said some positive words: “He played well, he’s young and an interesting player. We’ll see what to do, but right now he had minutes and he did well”, the coach said about the youngster. Because now the doubt is whether giving him on loan next season or keep it.
“I am very happy at Real Madrid and I want to play many years here”, Brahim said after his first goal with the club. We cannot be surprised about his words, but of course the playmaker wants to stay in the club. The risk is not giving him enough minutes to develop and improve in the top category, whereas in another club can enjoy playing with the best players.
What should Real Madrid do in this context?