21st Century Cracks: De la Viper, the new Marcelo

first_imgDe la Víbora entered Madrid at just eight years old, at Benjamín B (2011-12) after taking his first steps at URJ Móstoles (2008-11). Natural de Móstoles, in addition to wanting to follow in Marcelo’s footsteps, also has Iker Casillas as a reference. The goalkeeper, a Madridista legend, also entered the white youth team very young and also went to train daily from Móstoles, although in his case he went to the old Sports City and not to Valdebebas.In the Spanish Selection they have De la Víbora. It was a fixture in Julen Guerrero’s calls for the U-16 and this season was going to count for David Gordo in the U17, but the coronavirus crisis has prevented the Elite Round and the European Championship from being played. A small setback, although given his youth there will be plenty of years to see him defending the national team shirt in the future … David de la Víbora (Madrid, 2003) is one of those footballers that Madrid has pointed to since Valdebebas entered as a project to reach the first team in the future. He is a fast left back, very offensive, which many resemble with Marcelo not only for his hairstyle, but also for his way of playing. He likes to get to the bottom line to focus, but he does not do it only for speed, but one of his great virtues is his ability to associate: he uses the walls a lot to overwhelm rivals. This ability also allows him to adapt to the position of midfielder or attacking midfielder, although his favorite demarcation and where he usually plays is the left-back. He currently plays in Juvenil C, although the next course could jump directly to Youth A when Miguel Gutiérrez goes to Castilla. He is also one of those players who, from a young age, is tempted by European clubs. However, at the Bernabéu they look with concern at what is happening in the Barcelona youth academy, where the flight of talent in recent years is worrying, and they try that the Valdebebas does not happen the same. That is why De la Víbora signed his first professional contract at the age of 16 to scare the interest of Manchester United, Tottenham or Juventus, among others. For Madrid, which for some years has imposed the policy of recruiting the best young people on the planet, It is essential to send the message that no great talent leaves La Fábrica. World promises are important, but even more so are those that have been formed since its inception in Madrid.last_img read more