Real Madrid lost their third game of the preseason against Barcelona, in a bad match of the team managed by Zidane, where we saw many defensive mistakes and players who are not still in their best moments. Here you can read the performance of the players in the third game of the International Champions Cup.
Keylor Navas: He couldn’t prevent the three goals of Barcelona because they were unstoppable. Actually, he did two amazing saves to preven even more goals for the team managed by Valverde. He is being one one best players in the tour of United States.
Carvajal: Neymar was a nightmare for Carvajal, who failed in the second goals and he had several problems to defend to the Brazilian winger. In the preseason we are not being the same Carvajal of last year.
Varane: He did a complete game, and with Pepe’s absence in the team, he is gaining confidence in the squad. We must wait to the important clashes, to see if the French full back is in his highest level to face this season.
Sergio Ramos:It was his first game of the season after his ear ailment. He is not already too fit to stop the MSN and he had several problems. Los Blancos had many errors in defense and Sergio Ramos couldn’t stop Barcelona attacks.
Marcelo: Marcelo also had many problems in the defense because he had to fight with Messi and that’s not easy. The Brazilian left back is in a lower level than last year, but it’s still soon to arrive to any conclusion.
Casemiro: Casemiro was a key player for this match, and his performance was also poor. The Brazilian stopper did a big mistake in Pique’s goal and he seemed a but lost in the midfield. .This was the worst game of Casemiro in the preseason.
Modric: He looked very tired when the first half finished, and Zidane decided to change him by Isco. Real Madrid missed the Croatian midfielder when they needed the ball possession during the game.
Kovacic: He was the MVP of the preseason Clásico. He scored the first goal for Los Blancos with a powerful shot. He seems qualified to play in Real Madrid starting 11 when Modric or Kroos must rest.
Asensio: Once again the Spanish playmaker had a very good performance, scoring the second goal for Los Blancos with a great run, where we saw his great technical and physical condition. He is a player who need to play more minute because he can be the Real Madrid’s future.
Bale: The Welshman is dispseared in the preseason. His performance in this summer is worrisome. He is not being the player who can win you a game by his own. Bale must improve a lot if he we wants to be in Zidane’s starting 11 during the season.
Benzema: The French striker is having good mimutes in the preseason, but he didn’t score any goal so far. He must keep on working, because with Morata’s departure, Los Blancos need Benzema’s goals.
Nacho: He entered the pitch in the second half and we saw him avery secure in the defense. The Spanish defender can play in any position of the defense and Zidane know he can believe in him in every moment of the season.
Vallejo: It was his flirts Clasico in his life and his performance was good. The young defender is playing minutes and that’s the important thing when you are so young and you play with new teammates.
Lucas Vázquez: Lucas perfore was low because his mobility is not being the same respect last season.It looks like the Galician player needs more minutes but with Real Madrid’s squad it will not be easy to enter in a line-up.
Isco: He had two chances to score but Cillessen prevented them with two good saves. He looks fit and we hope Isco can reach the same the same level of last season, where he was the perfect substitute of Bale when he was injured.
Theo Hernández: He entered the pitch in the 77th minute. He is showing in every game that is a very fast left back, who can substitute Marcelo en certain games.
Achraf: He replaced Carvajal in a Clásico where he proved that he is right back who likes to attack, because he had certain mistakes in defense. He is still young and he can be a very good player.
Marcos Llorente: He needs to play minutes to gain in confidence. The forme Alaves player is a great midfielder who can replace Casemiro.
Ceballos: Zidane gave him minutes and he had a clear chance to tie the match in the 83 rd minute. In each game, he is showing his quality and it looks like that in the next game of the preseaso against MLS Alllstar, he will even play more minutes.
Óscar: He is the youngest player of the preseas and he scored a tremendous goal form out of the box. It seems that Zidane is going to give him more minutes because he has shown a lot of quality in the preseason.