Marcos Llorente was named man of the match in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup and Bale was chosen as the best player of the tournament, winning the Golden Ball after scoring a hat-trick in the semi-finals against Kashima Antlers. Los Blancos win again this title and finish the 2018 in the best way possible.
Marcos Llorente is the best news brought by Santiago Hernán Solari to the team. The young stopper has been one of the best players of the last month, but he played great in the tournament, winning the MVP of the final. Actually, Llorente scored his first goal with the Real Madrid t-shirt in the best moment, with a great volley from outside the box.
“I stay here for sure, I’m happy and I don’t have any intention to leave”, Llorente said after the final questioned about his future. The midfielder was set to leave the club because he had no opportunities but everything has changed in one month. “Life is like that, like football, everything can change overnight. We need to work and taking our chances”.
Another player that leaves Abu Dhabi with more importance in the team is Gareth Bale. The Welshman has always been questioned and criticized as Real Madrid player, but again he showed up in a great moment. FIFA gave him the Golden Ball of the World Cup and now he needs to continue and be more constant.
The Golden Ball of the FIFA Award in 2018 went to Luka Modric and he scored a great goal again from outside the box to unblock the scoreboard. “Everybody tells me to shoot more but I like to assist my colleagues”, the Croatian midfielder said after the final.
And also Sergio Ramos was protagonist of the game. He scored the third goal and he was constantly booed by the supporters, perhaps remembering Salah’s injury in the Champions League final. “Booes are inexplicable. Legends of football should be respected”, the defender told the press.