5 Real Madrid players with a point to prove against Alcoyano

Andriy Lunin of Real Madrid (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Andriy Lunin of Real Madrid (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Andriy Lunin
Andriy Lunin of Real Madrid (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /


The top two on this list are the spots where the business gets way too serious. These two players, in my opinion, are the ones who have a clear chance at being the club’s future. To start off the crucial discussion, the first player is Andriy Lunin. I remember Lunin’s performance from the pre-season friendlies and he looked like one commanding keeper.

He has the ability to pull off miracle saves and he did make a few eye-catchy ones against Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. He didn’t have the opportunity last season to show what he has in store given that Real was eliminated from the Copa del Rey in the last 32 stage itself. And, Zinedine Zidane couldn’t take the risk to play him in crucial league games.

Arguing from the flashes of him that I have seen, Lunin can be the club’s future. Or at least he can be a capable back-up to Thibaut Courtois. This would be his big chance to prove the same and I hope the Ukrainian brings on his A-game.

Real Madrid, Peter Federico
Real Madrid, Peter Federico (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images) /


Sitting atop the list is someone who has been in discussion among Madridistas lately. With the COVID outbreak within the squad helping his way into the first team, Academy product Peter Federico has shown us flashes of what he is capable of in the last two games against Athletic Club and Getafe. Although it was too little, too late against Getafe, I did like what I saw from the young gun at San Mames.

He even had a key pass within four minutes of game time that he got against Athletic Club. There also was a key opening for him in that match. Moreover, the overall vibe has been a positive one from him whenever he is on the ball. In these nine minutes distributed among the last two games, he has looked much more exciting than the likes of Marco Asensio or Eden Hazard.

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I am totally on board. I want to see him start against Alcoyano. If Peter needs to prove that he is good enough to be a bench player in the first team, he’d need minutes. I sometimes don’t understand Carlo Ancelotti’s hesitation to introduce such substitutes early on in the second half roughly at the 70-minute mark. Five minutes is just not enough time for any player on this planet to prove a point. I hope he gets his start, a lot of eyes would be on this exciting prospect.