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Nacho's sheer versatility


NEWS | 09/10/2018

The youth team graduate has played in every defensive position so far this season.
Nacho is showing his capacity to play any defensive role for the Whites, in what has been a bright start to the season for him. This is fast becoming one of his great virtues in the team. In the seven games he has played so far, Lopetegui has used him as a centre back, right back and left back. In the first two LaLiga games he started at centre back with Ramos, a position that he played in once again in the Champions League in Moscow, this time alongside Varane.
He has also been a reliable option as a full-back. In the game against Sevilla he was deployed on the right from the off, despite being more commonly used on the left. On the left he has started three LaLiga games so far: against Espanyol, Atlético Madrid and Alavés.

His first team career
This versatility has been a key example of what Nacho has brought to the first team in his time here, having now played 167 games since his debut in April 2011. He has also provided 9 goals on the way to winning 14 titles.