Alvaro Odriozola, a full-back on Real’s payroll but on loan to Bayern, has won four titles since early 2020.
Odriozola won four titles in the 2019-2020 season
Growing up from the Real Sociedad furnace and joining Real summer 2018, Odriozola was a potential defender of Spanish football. He reached the 2017 European U21 final with Spain and was called up to the team since 2017 when Julen Lopetegui as a coach.
Odriozola made 22 appearances in the first season of 2018-2019 with Real. But into the second season, things went wrong for the 1995 defender from a red card in a defeat to Real Mallorca in October 2019. After this match, Odriozola was forgotten by Zinedine Zidane, although it cost Real a transfer fee of 35 million USD.
The last time Odriozola played for Real was a 3-1 victory over Brugge in the last round of the Champions League group stage. In the previous five games in the Champions League, the 24-year-old defender made only one appearance on the bench and four games unregistered. The match against Brugge was the Spanish defender’s fifth match since the beginning of the season.
In an attempt to save his career, Odriozola accepted a move to Bayern Munich on a half-year loan agreement. However, his playing time has not improved with just five times on the pitch, with three replacements.
Alvaro Odriozola qualifies for the medal with four games in La Liga
With four games in La Liga for Real, he qualifies for the medal. The same thing happened at Bayern. Odriozola has been on the medallist in both domestic competitions, although only on the pitch three times in the Bundesliga and one at the DFB Pokal (National Cup).
Last Saturday, Odriozola replaced Joshua Kimmich in about 20 minutes of the second round of the return leg against Chelsea in the Champions League and provided Robert Lewandowski with a 4-1 victory. Bayern reached the quarterfinals, and if they won the title in Lisbon, Odriozola would have won the treble.
In total, after 10 appearances for the 2019-2020 season, Odriozola received four titles: a La Liga, a Bundesliga, a DFB Pokal, and a Spanish Super Cup – where he did not play but was registered by coach Zidane. On average, Odriozola won a title after 153 minutes of play.
Full of title, but Odriozola’s future is blurred. Bayern did not intend to extend the loan agreement of the Basque defender, and Real also had Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, and Nacho playing the right-back.