Antonio Blanco could set to be given the opportunity to become a regular in the Real Madrid first team and become an understudy to Casemiro after impressing for Real Madrid Castilla. The U21 Spanish international burst onto the scene in 2020 when he impressed under Raul Gonzalez starting 23 out of the 28 games he played in. His performance was key as Real Madrid Castilla won the UEFA youth league last summer.
Blanco’s Calmness Under Pressure Is Admirable
Antonio Blanco likes to have the ball, dictating the flow of the game when his team is in possession. His calmness under pressure is admirable. Although his game lacks physicality. He thrives well when played in a double pivot.
Blanco Made his Real Madrid Debut under Zinedine Zidane
Blanco’s debut under Zinedine Zidane came on April 18 against Getafe. From there he made three more appearances in the first XI, starting twice against Cadiz and Osasuna. Such was his impact in these games that he began to be considered as part of the player pool for the first team.
Blanco also made his debut for the Spanish national team in the warm-up game against Lithuania at Butarque. The Los Blancos’ midfielder entered the fray in the 54th minute as Spain ran out comfortable 4-0 winners.
Blanco’s Incredible Year
It’s a 12-month period that has sent Blanco’s star into orbit. And as he goes on his summer break he will come back in 2021/22 waiting to see what plans new Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has for him.
Is Blanco Ready For the Real Madrid First Team?
The Real Madrid hierarchy believe they’ve got a reliable backup for Casemiro on their hands. So much so that they are considering promoting him permanently to the first team.
The lack of depth in the centre of the park is evident. And also considering that the move would require no fee paid, adding Blanco to the first team roaster seems like a wise decision to make.
Despite all the hype and praise, is Antonio Blanco truly ready for the Real Madrid first team?
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