Nowadays, Casemiro is one of the most important players in Real Madrid, but he also is one of the less valued players in Zidane’s side. The Brazilian midfielder is playing really good games and day by day he is becoming more important at Real Madrid. He is the only stopper in the squad, a similar situation Claude Makelélé had in his stage at Madrid, who was a key player in the line up in 2003-2004 season and in the next year Real Madrid decide to sell him to for an amount of €20M.
Claud Makeléle lived a similar situation because he was a very important player in the starting 11 and no one recognized his good work. Los Blancos made the big mistake of selling him and we will see if they do the same with Carlos Henrique Casemiro. The Brazilian stopper has the potential to become one the best midfielders in the world and his great performances in the last two years indicates that he is ready to play for Real Madrid many years in the future.
This season the Brazilian has played almost all the matches (except when he had to be out of the pitch during two months because an injury). Casemiro accumulates 2259 minutes in the 27 games he has played in the current season, an average of 83 minutes per game. In the last game at San Mamés, he played one of his best games in his career where he scored a very important goal that gave Los Blancos the three points. In the next regular season match Zidane cannot count with him because he has five yellow cards that will prevent him from playing against Alavés at Santiago Bernabéu in the next April 2. With the last victory against Athletic, Los Blancos are in the the top of table with two advantage points respect Barcelona and a pending match against Celta de Vigo.