Federico Valverde has been in the form of his life this season for Real Madrid and has played a crucial role in their unbeaten run in La Liga. The Uruguayan international has so far scored six goals and also has two assists in La Liga. He has made some brilliant runs and has developed a habit of scoring difficult goals. He currently ranks among the best midfielders in the world right now and has given Real Madrid a real edge over their opponents.
We take a look at some stats to understand what makes him one of the best midfielders in the world.
Federico Valverde has made 32 penetrating carries this season and has been one of the most dangerous players for Real Madrid. He averages 2.34 dribbles per game and has a success rate of 62.5%. He is an outlet for Real Madrid’s counterattacks due to his ability to run through the defence with the ball. Valverde has cemented his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting lineup with his brilliant performances.
Federico Valverde usually plays as a right winger or as a right centre-midfielder. He is an attacking threat and stays mainly in and around the halfway line to help in both defending and launching a quick counterattack as well. He makes around ten duels and around 2.84 interceptions per game. His ability to quickly switch the play to the other side also makes him dangerous, as he has 67.4% accuracy on long passes. With Vinicius Jr. running, on the other hand, one switch could turn the game on its head, and Valverde has made it possible, including in the Champions League final last season.
The 24-year-old usually plays on the right side of the field and has a very good passing game as well. He has a passing accuracy of 88.8% and makes 52.47 passes per game. Valverde also makes an average of 5.11 passes per game into the final third. He has two assists to his name in La Liga this season. The Uruguayan midfielder makes 3.36 passes into the penalty box as well. He has had a wonderful season so far and will play a crucial role in Uruguay’s World Cup chances.
Federico Valverde has six goals to his name in La Liga this season, and most of them have been astonishing. He has scored four of them from outside the penalty box and therefore is a fatal threat if unmarked. His goal against Barcelona is a prime example of that, as defenders were pulled in by Vinicius Jr., making space for Valverde to shoot. He averages 0.39 goals per game and plays 2.39 shots per game. The 24-year-old also has an average xG of 0.16.
Federico Valverde’s ability to find goals in big games has helped Real Madrid a lot and has brought them back into the game from nowhere. The Uruguayan has been a find for the Spanish giants and has become an example of the Real Madrid DNA with his ability to stand up and deliver in big moments.
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