Real Madrid needed Mariano Diaz – Morientes

first_imgFormer Real Madrid striker Fernando Morientes feels that Mariano Diaz was a necessary addition to the squad following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exitThe Spanish striker was resigned by Los Blancos last week from Ligue 1 side Lyon in a €23M deal on a five-year contract.Mariano has big boots to fill at the Santiago Bernabeu after being given the number 7 shirt previously worn by Ronaldo.And Morientes, who himself scored 91 goals in 242 games for Real, feels that Mariano was a necessary signing for new coach Julen Lopetegui.“Mariano is a traditional 9, finisher, the player that Real Madrid needed,” he said on AS.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He is very complete and very good, he’s going to have minutes. Benzema is a ’10’ who moves in the middle, but Madrid didn’t have the type of pure central striker that can reminds me of my time. He is the player in the area that doesn’t forgive.”Morientes, who played for Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco and Olympique Marseille, feels that it’s wrong to try to devalue Mariano for playing in France.“They say that he played in the French league trying to detract him his value, but the French league is where the young players are being developed in Europe,” he said.The 42-year-old also backed fellow Spaniard Isco to become a leader in the middle of the Real midfield.last_img

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