Coming up matches in La Liga league are expected to be an explosion trigger for footballers in La Liga heading to be the top scorers and listed in the tables of top standings. Point through 10 mandatory faces proving their worth at the encounter between Real Madrid and Barcelona coming.
La Liga – Real Madrid
1. Dani Carvajal
Standing in the top scorers is expected to be Dani Carvajal. The Spain international started against Man City in the last 16 of the Champions League. However, that does not guarantee Carvajal has a regular place next season when Achraf Hakimi returns to Los Blancos from Borussia Dortmund. The 28-year-old defender needs a lot of effort to survive at the Santiago Bernabeu and on the road of being listed in the top scorers and top standing with his upcoming performances.
2. Toni Kroos
The German midfielder only appeared on the Real Madrid bench in the match against Man City despite being perfectly healthy. This shows that Kroos no longer retains his “inviolable” position with coach Zinedine Zidane. Shine at the Super Classics is a way for the 2014 world champion to score his French coach. Certainly, the matches waiting him ahead are one of the precious chances for him to shine again prove his talent and earn credibility and position in La Liga top scorers standings.
3. Luka Modric
Modric’s future has always been a hot topic in the last two transfer periods. High age affects the performance and performance of former Tottenham Hotspur star regularly. Experts predict that Modric will leave Los Blancos this summer after turning 35.
4. Gareth Bale
The Welsh striker has long been no longer part of Zidane’s plan. Continuous injury, attitude training and the unprofessional play turned Bale into a “black sheep” in the eyes of many Real Madrid fans. The day Bale parted with the Spanish team is not far away.
5. Karim Benzema
After the start of the impressive season, Benzema faded over time. He is the favorite player by Zidane and president Florentino Perez. However, the French striker needs to quickly regain his top form if he does not want to be eliminated early by the harsh rules of contemporary football.
La Liga – Barcelona
1. Samuel Umtiti
The 2018 World Champion will be the perfect center-back for Barcelona if he is 100% physically fit. The consecutive injuries caused Umtiti not to leave many imprints in the Nou Camp shirt. Super classics become a great opportunity to help Umtiti prove he still has a future with the Spanish football giant.
2. Arthur Melo
The Brazilian midfielder possesses outstanding talent but does not guarantee a certain form. Lionel Messi has compared Melo to the famous Xavi. Since November, he has never played a full 90 minutes of any match. The super classic will be a launching pad to help Melo score with a new coach Quique Setien.
3. Ivan Rakitic
Rakitic was the irreplaceable pillar of the Barcelona midfield. Age, declining form and the presence of rookie Frenkie de Jong contribute to the Croatian star losing a regular starting spot at the Nou Camp.
4. Nelson Semedo
Semedo has not yet been able to cover, making fans feel secure in the right-back role. The Portugal international needs to shine at the Super Classics if he wants to stay at the Nou Camp. Atletico Madrid, Valencia are paying close attention to Semedo and will not rule out he will leave this summer.
5. Junior Firpo
The 23-year-old joined Barcelona from Real Betis last summer. Firpo is a backup when Jordi Alba is injured. Even so, his future can be completely threatened if not strive to improve in the future.
All of the mentioned names above are of great talent; however, they need the find their shining point again in the La Liga League taking place in the near future. Top scorers or top defender, whatever the title is, the most important thing is that they can contribute their effort and determination for their teams in the La Liga league and hopefully, be listed in the top standings.