Spanish La Liga NewsHow Nacho and Lucas will shape Carlo’s team in 2023
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Four novelties with respect to Villarreal’s eleven. The most bombastic, the entry of the Spanish couple and that of Camavinga, with Modric on the bench. Rodrigo, up.


Nacho and Lucas’ role in the team

The players were suspected in Ancelotti’s eleven against Valencia, motivated by the last minute casualties of Alaba and Tchouameni, and so it has been. Up to four, in fact, Carletto has been introduced regarding the clash against Villarreal. A double stands out mainly, the entrance of Lucas Vázquez and Nacho. With Camavinga and Rodrygo entering the fray due to the domino effect caused by the absence of Tchouameni and the rest of Modric, who will start from the bench. The doubt resides in the placement of Nacho and Rüdiger, since Lucas will clearly occupy the lane of ‘2’ and Militao will act as defense marshal. The German does not feel comfortable as a left-back, in the different tests that Ancelotti has carried out throughout the season and with the course started, so Nacho has a chance of being the ‘3’. Mendy, who was designated in the defeat of Vila-Real, will start from the bench…


Center of the field is a big question

In the center of the field, in addition to Camavinga, Valverde will once again have the opportunity to show that, despite his conversion to a ‘false winger’, he is a born midfielder. And the unknown will be if Kroos or Cama are in charge of acting as an anchor. Another opportunity to start for the left-handed player from Cabinda and claim himself as a starter, to try to bury his number 12 player tag.

While the Vinicius-Benzema duo, immovable, will have Rodrygo as a partner on the right wing. The one from Osasco was the beacon that guided the whites in the Cup against Cacereño and Valverde’s relocation opens the door to an eleven that looks like this: Courtois; Lucas, Militao, Rüdiger, Nacho; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga; Rodrygo, Benzema and Vinicius. Odriozola has been the discard in the call.