The Maestral Midfield of Madrid

Real Madrid’s midfield with no doubt is the best midfield in the world right now.
The high form of Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde & Modric is giving Zizou a selection headache.
That’s the reason Zidane sometimes play with formation 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 as we seen against At.Madrid in Supercopa and LaLiga last week

Toni Kroos (The Sniper) – Toni is the most precise player the football history has known, he’s intelligent, calm, accurate, an expert set-piece taker,a born leader, he has got everything a masterclass player needs.
Toni is the director of RMA’s midfield, and currently he is at his best form.
This season Kroos played 27 matches, giving 9 assists and scoring 6 goals.
Kroos has been LaLiga’s top passer since 2014, with an average of 92.7% passing accuracy. Since his arrival in Madrid his pass accuracy over seasons has been:
season 2014/15 an percentage of 92.2%;
season 2015/16 an percentage of 92.9%;
season 2016/17 an percentage of 92.2%;
season 2017/18 an percentage of 93.1%;
season 2018/19 an percentage of 93.2%;
season 2019/20 an percentage of 93.5%.
The best pass accuracy in all top five leagues.

Luka Modric (The Magician) – The Ballon D’or winner at the end of the last season was near leaving from Los Blancos, but with the arrival of Zinedine he decided to stay and somehow Zidane could reach again the best form of Luka.
The Croatian marked 23 appearances this season, giving 8 assists and scoring 5 goals.
With Modric in the squad, the game seems more secure.
The 35 year old Croatian has been in an outstanding form since the return of La Liga playing nine out of 11 possible games. Zidane was able to pull out the best form of Lukita this season and he[Modric] did really repay his trust.

Casemiro (The Tank) – The other midfielder and probably one of the most meritorious player for the three times concussive Champions League winner is “The Tank” of Madrid’s midfield. Casemiro is a defensive midfielder but that doesn’t stop him for scoring goals. He scored a brace against Sevilla securing the team three points and the first place in the league.
The brazilian has given 4 assists and 5 goals in 29 appearances. He is the most busy player in Madrid playing over 2,580 minutes as Zizou has no other CDM to rest Case.
Here are the LaLiga 2019/20 stats for Casemiro:
42 clearances;
98 interceptions;
5 blocks;
50/73 tackles won;
165/285 duels won;
57/87 aerial duels won;
83.9% passing accuracy;
59.6 passes per 90minutes;
71.2% successful long passes;
6 chances created.

He is the defense midfielder with the most interceptions in La Liga and the most used player by Zinedine Zidane. He played 36 out of 38 available matches, missing only two due to suspension.
The best CDM in the world ?? Discuss …

Fede Valverde (The Engine) – The 21 year old Uruguayan has taken everyone’s attention with his phenomenal performances, his thumping speed, his extraordinary strength made Zidane a decisive player for the team. Fede has just marked 50 matches with Los Blancos, he’s played in three derbies and has been chosen all three times King of the Match.
With him in the squad, Odeegard in loan and Reiner Jesus in Castilla it’s good to say that Madrid’s midfield is secured for another 10-15 years.
With the best Modric’s form he has struggled to get minutes since the league return, but when he played he really showed he is a class player on whom Madrid can depend./

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