Three Reasons why Real Madrid’s Defense is the Best
3. Ferland Mendy; Casemiro and Valverde
Mandy replaced Marcelo in the unexpected and very calm way in Real Madrid’s main squad. Real have purchased the French midfielder for 48 million. 24-year-old Mandy took every given opportunity to establish himself into the team. The start of the season was not easy for him, but after the recovered injury, Mandy became a principal member of the squad.
Casemiro and Valverde are among the best players of the team this season. Casemiro has been a big match player for years and is the real core of the team, but in this season, he is particularly good. With a 7.63 rating, he is the highest-rated player in La Liga this season, while Valverde has impressed Real Madrid fans with his energy in big matches.
In both games against Atletico, Valverde and Casemiro were phenomenal. Valverde was named the best player of the match and tournament at the Supercopa, while in La Liga, Casemiro was the best against Atletico.
2. Thibaut Courtois
The Madrid public did not meet so friendly to Thibault Courtois in 2018. It was evident that Real Madrid fans were more fond of Keylor Navas than Thibaut.
However, this year things have changed. Courtois has kept the door dry in more games (14) than in the whole previous season (10), although only 22 rounds have been played in La Liga so far.
In La Liga, Courtois is averaging 0.53 conceded goals per game, which is the best result in the tournament.
1. Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane
Ramos and Varane are the most titled defenders of modernity. In terms of world championships, European Championships, and Champions League titles, almost no one compares to them.
The defenders have played 23 games this season and have not lost a single game. It should also be noted that Real Madrid are virtually out of the Champions League if Varane and Ramos play together.
It is interesting to see what results Real Madrid will have in the Champions League this year if Ramos and Varane remain healthy.