- With Marcelo’s goodbye, the Frenchman will exercise full powers in the white captaincy and the bracelet will bear his name
Despite the fact that he already acted as such on and off the pitch, Karim Benzema will be Real Madrid ‘s first captain next season. The French striker, at the club since 2009, is now the oldest player in the locker room and the player who, therefore, knows the house best and will follow in the footsteps of Raúl, Casillas, Ramos and the new captain Marcelo .
He will also be the first striker to hold this position after Raúl , with whom he coincided in the first season. After him, it will be Nacho who will occupy the position of second captain and Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal will cover the quota.
In this way, the ‘9’ will wear the captain’s armband and, already with all of the law, will continue to act as the best adviser to young people, the example of the club every time he jumps onto the pitch and the first also in , if the occasion arises, lift the trophies.
His first opportunity to do so will be on August 10 in the final of the European Super Cup where, against Eintracht , he can bite his first metal as captain. Later he will also have the opportunity in the Club World Cup , the Spanish Super Cup and, obviously, LaLiga , the Copa del Rey and in a new edition of the Champions League .
But without a doubt, where you can already see lifting his first (individual) title as captain of Real Madrid , is lifting the Ballon d’Or for which, if nothing goes wrong, he is the maximum candidate to win.