The Four Players Leaving Anoeta Stronger than Before

The Four Players Leaving Anoeta Stronger than Before


Real Madrid supporters are really happy after the great victory against Real Sociedad in the first game in La Liga for Los Blancos. It was a very difficult test for the European Champion but the team answered with great game and was able to overcome all the injuries.

The whole team played at a great level, like Zinedine Zidane said after the game in press conference. However, there are four players who shone more than the other and whose performance will be very important in their future.

Marco Asensio. It was the biggest surprise again in Zidane’s line up. However, the youngster wasn’t surprised at all, as he said after the game, and played really as well as in the European Supercup. The Spaniard is winning the battle for a position in the starting eleven to Isco and James Rodríguez. His first goal in La Liga was superb and, if he continues playing in this way, it’s going to be very difficult for Zidane to remove him from the team.

Álvaro Morata. With Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema’s absences, the Spanish striker had to step up and show why Real Madrid bought him this summer. Despite not scoring any goal, Morata played a good game, created a couple of good chances by himself and helped the team with his work.

Gareth Bale. The Welshman was the leader of the team from the initial whistle. He scored a wonderful goal with a header in the second minute and finished the game with another goal. He’s showing the supporters that with Cristiano Ronaldo absence, he is the leader of this team. Bale finished the season in great condition and he has started the new one with a superb performance.

Mateo Kovacic. Some rumours pointed out the interest of some Italian teams in Mateo Kovacic. Inter, Milan and Juventus wanted to hire the Croatian midfielder after a first disappointed season. However, Kovacic was included in the line up against Real Sociedad and was a great replacement for Luka Modric, who was banned for the game. If he continues at this level, Kovacic will have many minutes in the team.