“Nacho He is a top professional and deserves to play more, but I know I can always count on him, even if it’s ten minutes, “said Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the match against him. Sheriff of Tiraspol, a duel easily resolved by the Whites despite the injury of Praise, who had to give Nacho his place in the second half due to a slight knee sprain.
The youth squad was confirmed again as the best alternative for the white defense if any of the starters is absent. This course has already occupied all the positions of the rear due to the multitude of casualties that the Madrid in his defensive line at the start of the season and has now assumed the role of third center-back, as happened in previous seasons until the arrival of Eder Militao.
At the gates of receiving the Seville from Lopetegui at Santiago Bernabeu, the doubt of David praise It reopens the doors of ownership to Nacho. Carlo Ancelotti He confessed at the previous press conference that they would evaluate the situation of the Austrian center-back before the match and that, in case of doubt, he will not risk the slightest bit in the face of the demanding calendar that Real Madrid has on top of him.
Nacho He has participated in 13 of the 18 games that the Whites have played, although his role has been reduced since the starters have left their respective injuries behind. On the previous day of League, against him grenade, Ancelotti He used the youth squad to give some rest to Militao, the outfield player with the most minutes in the squad. At New Los Cármenes he signed a great performance in defense and scored the 0-2 in a strategy play.
With Praise between cottons, Nacho He has a lot of starting numbers against Sevilla, a rival who is particularly good at him, especially at the Santiago Bernabéu. In 2017 he scored a key goal for the victory with a rogue goal when taking a free kick when the Seville defense was clueless and the following season he also beat Sergio Rico when he finished a set piece.