Los Blancos No.2 was the first choice over the past seven seasons. and has given no opportunities to those fighting for his shirt, in particular, Danilo and Alvaro Odriozola.
The lord and owner of the right-back position
After a loan period at Bayer Leverkusen, Dani Carvajal returned to Real Madrid in 2013 and became the leader and owner of the right-back position. Los Blancos No.2 was the first choice over the past seven seasons. And has given no opportunities to those fighting for his shirt, in particular, Danilo and Alvaro Odriozola. They cost Real a total of 72 million euros. But Carvajal has not succumbed and is one of the very few guarantees of the beginning during one of the most successful periods of Real Madrid. Ever since he landed in Madrid in 2013, he has been one of the key figures in the 15 titles won by Los Blancos, including four Champions League crowns, and at 28, there is still more to come.
Dani did not show signs of weakness
During the break-in football, the name of Achraf Hakimi was ringing loudly in Madrid, and now Carvajal is returning to action with the resumption of Laliga on the horizon. Achraf has two excellent seasons with Borussia Dortmund. Still, Carvajal has accumulated a lot of credit at the club, and even more so with coach Zinedine Zidane, who considers the Spaniard one of his most important players. The future of Achraf is in the air. Despite his high level of performance in Germany, and that is precisely due to the strength of Carvajal. Dani did not show signs of weakness or decline in form and continues to rule the right side with an iron fist. That security, provided by Carvajal and his position within Real Madrid, means the possibility of bringing Achraf to the market or even extending his stay away from the Bernabeu is real.
Carvajal is in the middle of one of his most consistent seasons in terms of performances and follows him out of three in which injuries hit him hard. No physical issues for Carvajal led to the fact that in January, Odriozola moved to Bayern Munich. On the other flank, Marcelo is under increasing pressure from Ferland Mendy. And the debate about who should be the first choice of the left-back continues to flare up. There is no such debate about Carvajal. He is a boss in the right-back, and in the short term, that does not look like it will change.