Calleja’s alternatives to Funes Mori

The injury of the Argentine defender

Ramiro Funes Mori
and his absence in what remains of the championship, pose an added problem for the Villarreal, since having to play so many games in such a short time, forces him to look for solutions to the absence of the central defender.

Therefore, the technician Javier Calleja It already values ​​these alternatives to have replacement options in the center of the defense. If the headlines are Raúl Albiol and Pau Torres, and the first alternative is that of Sofiane Chakla, the technician has three more possibilities to solve needs.

The first is to have Mario Gaspar As a central defender, it is true that it would not be the best for the left profile, but he has been an option in other games and this season was a possibility recognized by the coach as valid. Mario alternates ownership on the right wing, which would allow him to be able to act in the center of defense if necessary, in addition to the fact that he usually works in that position in training.

In addition to Mario Gaspar, the Madrid coach can count on players from the subsidiary

The second alternative is to have the players from the branch team, which will also start work before the weekend. A team that can count on defenders Pepe Castaño or Javi Fernández, since both by age can play in the first team.

Castaño is a 21-year-old right-back defender who has been with Villarreal B and the yellow youth team for five seasons, and who already knows what it is like to play with the first team. While in the case of defender Javi Fernández, that this winter market has come to team B on loan, and that with his 22 years it would also be a valid option to be able to count on his services if necessary throughout these next days. .