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24-year-old Real Madrid forward has gained the trust of Ancelotti with recent displays



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As we approach 2024, it is safe to say that Real Madrid have endured a difficult season so far when it comes to fitness problems and injuries.

Vinicius Jr. is among the players currently sidelined with a long-term injury. The Brazilian’s absence has been a major blow for Real Madrid, as far as the attacking unit is concerned.

However, one player who has really benefitted from Vinicius’ spell on the sideline is Brahim Diaz, the former Manchester City starlet, who is starting to make a name for himself at the Bernabeu.

Brahim’s renewed superstardom at Real Madrid

A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has highlighted Brahim Diaz’s rise to prominence this season, particularly after the injury of Vinicius.

Earlier in the season, new signing Joselu was believed to be the go-to number nine for Carlo Ancelotti, following the exit of Karim Benzema.

For the large part of the season, Joselu has indeed played a key role for Real Madrid too, notably being involved in 23 of the 24 matches so far. However, his role in the team is diminishing bit by bit.

Slow and steady growth for Brahim (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

That is because Brahim Diaz has started to establish himself as a reliable goalscoring option for Ancelotti, especially after the injury of Vinicius.

Brahim’s fiery form in December

Diaz’s rising prominence is backed by numbers. The 24-year-old Spanish ace has notably started in all of Real Madrid’s last four league matches.

During that period, the Spaniard was involved in three goals, impressing the onlookers with his versatility and combination play with other Real Madrid frontmen.

As a result of his performances, Brahim Diaz has now earned the trust of Ancelotti and has overtaken Joselu in the pecking order.

The report even suggests that until Vinicius returns from injury, Ancelotti will continue to keep Brahim Diaz as part of the starting eleven, ahead of Joselu.

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  1. Elfran Czeko

    December 25, 2023 at 2:37 am

    And so we’ll watch ‘him more in 2024.Great

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‘Me and Zizou…’ – Toni Kroos teases iconic team-up for Real Madrid Legends team




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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has said that during a recent training session, he bumped into Raul, a former striker and current Castilla manager, who confessed to him that he did not like his decision to retire from the game.

The midfielder added that he would now be interested in playing the Legends match where the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and Raul participate. 

The veteran admitted that playing alongside these legends one day would be quite exciting.

“When I left the training yesterday, Raul was outside. He told me that he did not like the decision at first but found something positive because now I’m definitely playing this legends game with him,” said Kroos on his podcast

“He said I had to be there. Me and Zizou playing behind him, Figo on the right, and RC3 (Roberto Carlos) at the back. That could be funny,” he added.

Life after Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos would love to play with Zinedine Zidane. (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

During the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, Kroos announced that he would retire from professional football after the upcoming European Championship in his home country.

As a result, Real Madrid now have to work on an alternate strategy to plan life beyond Kroos. As suggested before, the Los Blancos are of the idea that at present, there is no one in the market who can fill the void.

On the other hand, though, Dani Ceballos’ chances of staying have now increased. At the same time, there are reports that Joshua Kimmich is being monitored, but nothing seems concrete yet.

For now, Real Madrid are largely expected to rely on the current roster as the likes of Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde and even Jude Bellingham are more than capable of occupying Kroos’ position.

If even that does not work out, the team from the Spanish capital can look into the youth system to rope in a capable alternative.

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