The situation of Real Madrid with its substitute striker has been making people talk for a long time. Finding a player who has enough level to wear the white shirt and who doesn’t object to being on the bench is proving to be an arduous task.
In recent seasons Jovic and Mariano have played that role, and luckily Madrid have not had to be forced to use them due to an injury to Benzema. Jovic seems to be a lost cause. In Germany the goals fell from his pockets, but he was reaching the white temple and everything fell apart. Without goals and without attitude you cannot get anywhere. To all this we must add the lack of continuity. He has not had the opportunity to play three games in a row.
The other member of the couple is Mariano. A player who eats up the field every time he has the opportunity with his attitude, but his football doesn’t give him enough to be a guaranteed substitute in this team. Both players, in addition to all this, have a fairly high chip for what they contribute.
That is why after several seasons without convincing Jovic with a foot and a half at Fiorentina and with Mariano looking for a way out, the player who seems destined to be Benzema’s substitute is Borja Mayoral.
He is not Mbappé as promised at the beginning of the season, but he is a player who, when he has been at Madrid, has left his skin on the field. His last departure on loan came in the worst possible way, neither he nor the coach wanted him to leave the project. Borja has all the ballots to get a place in the white fiefdom next season.
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