Federico Valverde shows quite a difference in performance before and after the World Cup.
Real Madrid lost 0-1 to Mallorca in the 20th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain on the 5th at 10:00 pm (Korean time). Real, who failed to earn points, remained in second place (45 points). They are 8 points behind first place Barcelona.
On this day, Real was hit by Mallorca, which was located in the middle of the league. In the 13th minute of the first half, Nacho Fernandez conceded an own goal in an aerial duel with Bedat Muriki to take the lead. Afterwards, they launched an all-out offensive, but in the end, they could not bring the victory point due to bad news such as Marco Asensio missing a penalty.
After the match, criticism of the Real players continued. Valverde couldn’t avoid it either. A native of Uruguay, Valverde began earning opportunities to play for Real in 2018. In the meantime, he has been in a supporting role for the Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro combination, but has been establishing himself after Casemiro’s departure this season. 스포츠토토
However, the sharpness shown in the first half has disappeared. It was the same in this game. He didn’t show a clear impact. Rather, in the 18th minute of the second half, he made a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in, and only showed his frown. Valverde was replaced by Modric shortly after receiving his yellow card.
On the 8th, Spain’s ‘As’ said, ” Valverde received a warning after committing a foul on Lee Kang-in in the last game against Mallorca. And he was immediately replaced by Modric. He was muttering something while sitting on the bench with his head bowed as if he was angry. Valverde is currently unable to spread his wings.”
The media said, ” Valverde has recorded impressive attack points in 18 games he played this season. 8 goals and 4 assists. His sharp mid-range shooting ability has established him as the best sniper in Europe. However, in the Champions League match against Celtic in early November, Since then, in 13 games (including 3 World Cup games), I have not been able to raise it with a single attack point.”