Editorail (September 22, 2018) – After the first goal for Mariano Diaz this season, one thing is certain: this guy has talent.
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Mariano scored Madrid’s third goal in the 3-0 win against Roma in the UEFA Champions League kick-off. Not just that, Mariano entered as substituted and showed he can be the difference maker.
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui maybe realized his new player is special and could put him more often throughout the season.
Mariano came from Lyon after spending two prolific years in France Ligue 1, where he netted 21 times in 45 games.
Now is his time to shine with the most important club in the world, and what is even more impressing is the fact he has the skills of a superstar.
Mariano doesn’t seem nervous wearing Madrid number seven shirt, knowing that historic players such as Raúl and recently Cristiano Ronaldo wore it for the club.
Well, if he gets some minutes, we maybe will see the next star for the Galacticos. Back in France, Mariano formed a lethal trio together with Memphis Depay and Nabil Fekir, though, he will probably do the same in Spain.
So Mariano can assist the team and show off his dangerous shot from outside the box.
It looks great and all but it wouldn’t be that easy. In Madrid plays some of the best in the world, just as Isco or Marcos Asensio, and right now it’s difficult to send any of them straight to the bench.
That’s why Mariano has to keep his level in order to have a chance in the starting lineup.
Lopetegui has some business ahead, not playing is not a mistake but adding him will give Madrid that missing spot Ronaldo left. It’s not like Mariano is the new Cristiano, it’s about he has similar skills to the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner.
It’s all on Lopetegui, very few managers can say they have great strikers to choice.
With the entire great player he is, Mariano has a slight snag: he’s Latino.
Real Madrid has demonstrated what they do with the superstars, most of them left the team upset like Ronaldo while others just ended up being cast away like the historic goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Whoever the player is, the club doesn’t hesitate in throwing them away, and it’s worse if there is a Latino involved. Mariano has Dominican roots. He was born in Spain but has Dominican Republic nationality because of his mother.
The Spanish club has no love with Latinos at all, Keylor Navas is on his way to get out because of Thibaut Courtois arrived after the Costa Rican helped the team won three UEFA Champions League in a row. And back in 2013, the club sold the Argentinean goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli because Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez simply didn’t like him.
That can’t be the same ending too for the Dominican, he just has to show the world his strengths and play the best as he can.