Real Madrid might make a huge mistake at right back this summer

Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid has won the Supercopa de Espana already this season, and they might be aiming to win LaLiga this season. The club is on the brink of another round of 16 elimination in the Champions League, but that won’t be considered as a big issue by the club if they win the league this season, and it might be enough to please the board and the fans.

But any form of success shouldn’t make the board ignore the fact that there have been a lot of issues this season, with the right-back conundrum requiring immediate attention this summer.

Earlier this season, there were reports that the club might look to address their right-back situation this summer, and that came as a relief to Madridistas.

There seems to be a twist in the tale now, with Jose Felix Diaz of MARCA reporting that the club has complete faith in Carvajal, and won’t look to sign a new right-back this summer.

Real Madrid need a better backup to Carvajal

There is no wrong in having faith in Dani Carvajal, a player who has done a lot for Real Madrid and is one of the best right-backs in Europe on his day, The club had recently rewarded his loyalty by offering him a new contract until 2025. But now we’re reaching a stage where he can’t be an undisputed starter anymore, with his fitness issues affecting his overall game.

By trusting Carvajal, the club can’t just sit and hope that the Spaniard stays fit and improves with more game time. Injuries are unpredictable, and they’re already taking a toll on the 30-year-old. And due to his injuries, Lucas Vazquez had played more than him at the midway point of the season. And clearly, Lucas isn’t a great right-back to start for Real Madrid week in week out.

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The club needs a better backup, and Carvajal needs some competition from a new player who can push him to the limit. The club might sign Kylian Mbappe, the player who has tormented Carvajal in the first leg of the RO16 tie between Real Madrid and PSG, but that won’t be enough. And it is time Real Madrid ensure that the standards and level of expectations aren’t falling.