‘Benched by a kid for a crucial Champions League game’: Fan says who won Valverde vs De Jong debate
In a post on Twitter, Real Madrid fan claimed the Federico Valverde vs Frenkie De Jong debate is over.
MadridNations: “Barcelona fans mocked Fede because he couldn’t start ahead of veterans like Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. Meanwhile Frenkie De Jong is getting benched by a 18 year old kid in a crucial UCL game. Valverde won the FDJ vs Fede debate”.
The 18-year-old in question is Gavi, who was in Barcelona’s starting XI against Bayern last night. The Dutchman, on the other hand, was only introduced on the pitch in the 61 minute and didn’t have any impact on the game.
Meanwhile Valverde gets regular playing time, he’s netted 2 goals and provided 2 more in 6 appearances for the club.