Former Real Madrid Castilla manager Alberto Toril has praised Los Blancos decision to bring back youngster Denis Cheryshev and Lucas Vazquez, whom he coached years ago in the reserves team.
In an interview with Spanish sports newspaper As, Toril claimed “Cheryshev gives the team something it lacks in the wings, and both him and Lucas Vazquez will help a lot in that aspect of the game.”
“Cheryshev has benefit from his experience in La Liga. He has learned to solve difficult situations at maximum level, he has improved his pace… He has grown, and now he is more complete and reliable. He has proven he is ready to be part of the firs squad and that he can provide minutes of quality,” he added.
Toril believes keeping Cheryshev and Vazquez in the squad is a good decision: “At the end what you need is a good and deep squad. That is what makes you win titles. That came clear last season, when there were no rotations as players started to get injured. Now, Madrid’s squad is more competitive.”
Speaking of Lucas Vazquez, Toril explained “it took him more effort to stand out, but we always saw special things in him at Valdebebas. Some players mature a bit later, and he has managed to go to a big club like Espanyol and earn a move back to Madrid. Like Cheryshev, he is a winger that can contribute with his quality.”