Daniel Carvajal, at 30 years old, is experiencing one of the best moments of an already long career in the elite. In the squad of the first team real Madrid Since 2013, the winger has put his football problems behind him. injuries and has once again become a staple both in his club and in the spanish teamwith which the great challenge of Qatar World Cup. It will be his second World Cup, after the one in Russia 2018.
In the case of Carvajal, the data speaks. Those who say that in the season 20-21 could hardly appear in 15 games del Madrid, afflicted by a series of recurring muscle injuries that prevented him from contributing consistently to the team. At the beginning of the following campaign, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Pintus designed a specific plan for Madrid, which was complemented by the supervision of their diet by Itziar González de Arriba, an expert in nutrition and physiotherapy who radically changed the nutritional habits of the Madrid player.
Although certain muscle discomfort persisted in the first part of the season, it disappeared in the second half of the campaign, in which Carvajal only missed one game due to a trauma. Although the coaching staff always wanted to behave with caution, the importance of Carvajal was decisive both in the League and, above all, in the Champions. Firm brilliant performances, like when he had to play many minutes of the lap against Chelsea as central defenderand in the final against Liverpool was at an outstanding level rocky back and threatening in the opposite field.
Already in the 22-23has appeared in eight of the nine games played by Madrid, six times as a starter thanks to the oxygen he provides in the position Lucas Vzquez, currently injured. between the two, Ancelotti considers the right lane position perfectly covered, with the extra bullet of a Odriozola that has not yet been released in the season.
Saw teeth with Spain
Carvajal’s physical problems penalized a career that started in 2014 and that the player has relaunched in the last year and a half, once he has gotten rid of the ballast of injuries. The mishaps have already made him miss the Eurocopa of 2016 and the one of 2020disputed in 2021 by pandemicalthough he was able to participate in the Russia World Cup. Now with four starts in the last eight games for Spain, the great challenge is Qatar, for which the sprint begins with the two games of the UEFA Nations League against Switzerland and Portugal (September 24 and 27). The madridista plays the position with Csar Azpilicueta (perhaps Hector Bellern Yes Xavi gives you flight in the Barcelona), but now you have physique and confidence on your side. Carvajal’s comeback is a fact.