3 Real Madrid players that deserve a bigger role next season

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Andriy Lunin
Real Madrid, Andriy Lunin (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /

2. Andriy Lunin

Recently, it came to light that Carlo Ancelotti wants to take home all six trophies in the upcoming campaign, including the Copa Del Rey, which Real Madrid hasn’t fared well in. And, as has been seen throughout the years, the key to winning a competition that involves numerous games involving teams from all divisions is a cycle of continual rotations to provide players proper rest and younger players the opportunity to compete versus lesser quality teams.

Thibaut Courtois has risen to become a really vital player for the squad, and it would make little sense to deploy him against lower-level competition, which is where Andriy Lunin should make his point.

Last season, the Ukrainian was granted less than expected playing time in the Copa Del Rey before Real was eliminated, but that should not be the case next season. Courtois needs to rest, and Lunin needs to be given the playing time he deserves because the talent he exhibits merits more attention and development, beginning with lower-level contests. Lunin is also good enough to play against the not-so-good teams in the league, and it’ll be the right decision to start him, because Real are going to play more games next season than they did last season.

The ultimate result may not have always been in the team’s favour during Lunin’s game time last season, but his personal record was fantastic. The quality that the 23-year-old possesses necessitates more starts with the first team, which will not only help his profile rise but will also allow Courtois to perform better in major games with adequate rest.