Patrice Evra Can Solidify Real Madrid Defense

Sudip BaguiCorrespondent IApril 30, 2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20:  Patrice Evra of Manchester during the Barclays Premiership match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on February 20, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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The left back spot at Real Madrid has been questioned at times this season. While Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo take turns filling in at that position, both are still shaky and can be questionable.

Marcelo tends to lag a bit on his defensive duties. Arbeloa was shaky at the beginning of the season, but now has grown more confident. Nevertheless, he has made costly mistakes this season, and isn't the sturdy defender that fits Real Madrid.

Lately, reports have emerged that Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended to his team former Manchester United teammate Patrice Evra. 

For a porous defense like Madrid's, Evra provides the perfect solidity in defense while still bringing the strong attacking capabilities required of the modern wing back. For Manchester United, Evra has performed admirably, and has been a mainstay at the left back spot for years.

With the Red Devils, Evra has won every trophy available to him in English football. Now, Evra may look to new challenges. 

As mentioned before, Evra can bring stability to the left of Madrid's defense while still having the attacking qualities that Real Madrid fans love. 

Another ability that Evra will be able to bring is his adaptability. Evra is used to the physical style of the Premier League after playing there for a number of years.

However, Evra also has the technical ability that is so prevalent throughout the Spanish La Liga (he probably got that after playing with Ronaldo for so many years). 

In La Liga, Evra will not have to use the physicality that he used in the Premier League, but the technical ability that he possesses will be used to full affect and allow him to get forward more and create chances.

Another advantage of having Evra on the team is chemistry. Ronaldo and Evra have already played together before on Manchester United. While at the English club, they have combined to form a devastating combo on the left wing. 

Also, Madrid does have a few French players on the team. 

Real Madrid fans and executives have all called for big summer signings of stars like David Villa and Wayne Rooney. But the truth is, Madrid doesn't need another striker; they already have two in Ronaldo and Higuain and a good back up in Benzema.

What they do need is solidity in defense, particularly at left back. Patrice Evra can bring that to Madrid's defense while complementing the powerful attack force of Los Blancos.