3 mistakes Real Madrid need to finally learn their lesson from

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Real Madrid need to give more opportunities for their youngsters to grow

This might have more to do with the manager than it does for the club, but I’ll still talk about it.

Real have a lot of talent in their ranks. The likes of Fede Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Andriy Lunin, Miguel Gutierrez, Sergio Arribas, and so many others are good enough to at least be role players at top clubs, and some of them have the potential to start for those clubs as well. Those top clubs include Real Madrid.

Out of all these players, the only one I can think of that is being used somewhat regularly is Fede Valverde. In fact, I’d argue he needs to play a lot more, and that’s the same for everyone on here, and for most players that I haven’t mentioned.

Real Madrid simply needs to become a place where young players get opportunities, if they are good enough. And all of these players are good enough. I can understand why Lunin doesn’t play, but what about Miguel Gutierrez? That guy has been a good presence on the left every single time he’s been on the pitch, and yet, Ancelotti doesn’t use him.

The higher-ups should prioritise youth development more than they currently do. They need to let the manager know that hey, there are some players that need to be played more because they are good enough. Of course, the manager would have preferences, but are you telling me Nacho Fernandez would perform better at left-back than Miguel? There is absolutely no way.

Miguel’s game is way ahead of his age, and it is time he gets his opportunities, or some other club will offer him exactly that, and then we’ll all look at him as the one that got away, yet again. We’ve seen this too many times. Sometimes the timelines don’t match. Sometimes, it’s because Real Madrid don’t show the players that they want them to improve. They don’t get a chance to prove how good they are.

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Yes, it’s Real Madrid. The standards are sky-high. But even then, players that are good enough, definitely deserve a couple of chances at the very least, and even more so when they’ve clearly played well whenever called upon.