CM Luka Modric
I wonder if we will see Luka Modric and Toni Kroos split playing time on Thursday night against Levante as they did on Sunday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. That means Kroos will get the rest from starting this time, as he started and played pretty well against Los Rojiblancos.
Modric has been the star of KCM this season, producing world-class performances, particularly on the biggest stages. He holds the key to victory against Liverpool, so keeping him fresh and sharp for the Champions League Final will be one of Carlo’s most important tasks.
DM Eduardo Camavinga
The industrious Eduardo Camavinga is almost locked in to start once more, but he would replace Casemiro this time as the 6 against Levante. It would be a good test for Camavinga, as the Frogs are not a top team but can test both Camavinga’s ball security and defensive instincts.
So far this season, Camavinga has passed very test with flying colors, particularly in the Champions League. Each minute he plays is invaluable experience for a young midfielder widely recognized as the next great player at the position. Madridistas have absolutely fallen in love with the Frenchman.
CM Fede Valverde
The same goes for Fede Valverde. He is a tremendous young midfielder who is already proving crucial for Real Madrid in the big games, though Madridistas knew this dating back to the 2019/20 season. It just took Carlo Ancelotti a bit longer to recognize Fede’s undisputed importance.
Expect another start for Fede on the right side of the Real Madrid midfield this Thursday night at the Bernabeu. Judging by how close he came to scoring on multiple occasions at the Wanda, Fede has a big game in him this week.