Dani Carvajal will never go down as a Galatico or even as an exciting part of the Real Madrid team, but he’s such an important player.
He was missing for a few months and it was clear that Real didn’t have a viable alternative for him, so the defence was patched up with players like Lucas Vasquez playing in a make-shift role.
His return from injury a few weeks ago made a huge difference to the side and the defence looked instantly more solid, while his presence does offer the left full back a greater licence to get forward because he has the discipline to tuck in and play for the team.
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Unfortunately for Real their website has issued an update today to say that Carvajal has gone down with yet another injury.
At this point it’s simply described as a muscle injury to the short right adductor and there’s no timescale given for a recover, so hopefully it’s just a short term thing, but there will be an anxious wait for more news.