Fede Valverde was one of the two players that Zidane, with
Galatasaray also in the head, was saved against Betis. The energy and strength
of the Uruguayan in the two parts of the field, so praised by his coach was one
of the things that Madrid missed. It is not new.
Whites have won half of the games they have played this season:
seven of 14. There is a common factor in all the appointments that have not
ended with Madrid triumph minus one: the substitution of Valverde. And the only
one in which he started and Madrid did not finish with the three points was in
the Metropolitan, a zero draw that is far from being considered as a puncture.
Valverde has become a key piece for Zidane, the player who has
improved a midfield in which the coach was waiting for Pogba and has found
answers in the Uruguayan, as a flyer, not provided. On Wednesday nobody doubts
that he will start again.