Zinedine Zidane decided to make some changes in the line up against Deportivo de la Coruña, thinking in the Club World Cup they must play next week. Danilo played in the right back replacing Carvajal who needed a rest after all the matches he played these weeks.
Danilo Luiz da Silva had yesterday the opportunity he had been waiting for. The Brazilian right back, who missed the games against Barça and Cultural Leonesa by an injury and the last three Champions League because of a technical decision entered in the Zidane’s line up against Deportivo. However, the former Porto player failed in his chance to try to convince Zidane that he can be an important player at Real Madrid.
Los Blancos did not play a good match against Deportivo having different phases in the match where they played quite good with others of total disconnection. The Brazilian right back did not played a good game. He had many doubts in the defense and imprecise in the attack. Real Madrid signed Danilo for an amount of €32M in the summer of 2015, and his performance has not been as expected.
With the match of today, Danilo has played 9 matches in the season so far (six in La Liga, two in Champions League and the fist leg of the Copa del Rey). Despite the high amount of money Real Madrid payed to sign the Brazilian right back, he is Zidane’s fourth option after Carvajal, Marcelo and Nacho.
Danilo is not having continuity an every match he plays he must make a good performance if he wants to keep playing in a huge team as Real Madrid is. Carvajal is the favorite for Zidane in the right back and he must convince Zidane that he can play at Madrid despite the poor performance he is showing in the two years he has been at Santiago Bernabéu.