Madrid’s game went through playmaker Brahim, the heart of the scheme in a 4-3-1-2. The former Malaguista youth player was in charge of controlling the game in the center of the field, he was in charge of going down to receive and lead the team, he made leads and arrivals from the second line that left the defenders in a constant 2 against 1 together with Vinicius or Rodrygo and was also in charge of controlling the pressure in the opposite field. A real leader.
He deserved more minutes
After the brilliant performance, Ancelotti could not resist taking off his hat and praising the Costa del Sol performance. “He played a game of enormous quality and sacrifice. It’s okay to say he could have had more minutes.. As an excuse I tell you that in his optimal position, which in our scheme is that of midfielder, is Bellingham” the Real Madrid coach acknowledged at a press conference. Brahim only had minutes in 2 Champions League games and 8 in the League, although He scored in all the games he started.
The competition that the man from Malaga has in the team is voracious, as he must fight in each game to gain a place over Bellingham, Modric, Joselu or Arda Guler, when he recovers from his injury. Although Ancelotti recognizes that he is a playmaker, where he has the most minutes he is on the right as a replacement for Rodrygo. Position in which he also stands out with his overflow and vision of the game.
The player arrived this past summer after finishing his loan at AC Milan, where he scored 7 goals and distributed 7 assists in the 22/23 season. Brahim already knows what it means to succeed in Europe, because He was the key piece in an Italian team that managed to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Díaz demonstrates his quality and ambition every time he takes the field, which is why he has the affection of all the fans and the club sees in him an important piece in the medium/long term.