Real Madrid has always been known for signing recognized stars on the football scene, so when they come to the team, they usually show their quality without needing much time to do so.
Still, there are successful players who started off on the wrong foot and were questioned. Let’s see who they are.
The Frenchman is now one of the established stars of Real Madrid but has almost always been questioned. Benzema’s lack of goal was understood as a lack of talent, but the coaches knew how to value his solidarity game. Even so, on his arrival he did not fit in and was not a starter, the simile that Mourinho used about having cats up front is still remembered.
Robben left Real Madrid after a sensational season in which he won La Liga and fought Messi for the best player trophy. The Dutchman left a year to remember, but his previous seasons were weighed down by injuries and he was said to be a crystal player.
Like any player when he arrives young, Marcelo had a hard time finding his place in Madrid. But in particular the player arrived with very little defensive fundamentals, which made him commit many unforgivable mistakes. Little by little he was polishing them and he became one of the best full-backs in history.
The Belgian goalkeeper is now one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but in his first season he made quite a few mistakes under the sticks that conditioned him. He was tagged with a failon, but after the last few seasons it has become clear that he is a great goalkeeper.
The case of Militao is very particular because the Brazilian center-back in a very short time went from being considered a disastrous center-back to one of the best in the world. The player started last season with very obvious flaws, but after Ramos’ injury, he became captain general of the defense and silenced all criticism.
Incomprehensibly this player was questioned on his arrival at Real Madrid. He had a discreet first season and it was said that he was not a player at the height of the white team. Luckily for the madridistas, the Croatian stayed behind and is now one of the legends of madridismo.
The young Brazilian is now the great sensation of the team, but he had been questioned for two seasons because of his failure in front of goal. The player appears to have removed that label and now promises to become a Real Madrid star.