Real Madrid player Dani Ceballos happy again. The player that saw hardly any time under Zidane is now the fifth most used with the new manager Julen Lopetegui in charge.
Last season 22-year-old Ceballos saw the fewest minutes on the pitch.
The player has already featured for 357 minutes and was in the starting XI in the Liga opener on Sunday against Getafe.
Ceballos played 71 minutes and had 95.2% pass success percentage. And has won one aerial duel.
Last season he was on the field of play for 899 minutes, around 16% of the total available, and only made an appearance in 22 of the 62 matches across the 2017-18 season.
The player himself has already acknowledged the significant change in mood. Following the friendly encounter against Roma in the USA Ceballos said:
“The manager’s confidence is fundamental and I have had this feeling from the first moment. He gave me a confidence that Zidane couldn’t give me.”
Dani Ceballos’ performance against Getafe