Linda Caicedo arrived at the Classic as the new winner of the Golden Girl 2023, although the rival was the Golden Woman 2023, Aitana Bonmatí. The Colombian is one of the great talents of women’s football in the world. At just 18 years old, he made the jump to the white team from Colombia and impressed on his debut in Europe. He did it even more in the World Cup, where he led Colombia to a historic round of 16. Now he faces his second Clásico with many stripes and intangibles for Toril.
“It means coming on the day and playing with all the desire and love for the club. More than the talent of the players, because both teams have talent, each one makes their game. It is important that we all have trust,” said the coffee maker. Last year it was aired in a Clásico also in Barcelona. It was a match between two teams in which White came closest to digging something (1-0). And this time the Madridistas want to take the last step: “We are mentally and physically ready for this match. We came from an important effort against Chelsea. Because Caicedo has become a great hope for Real Madrid. A natural talent that should lead the team in Weir’s absence. Whether starting on the wing or as a playmaker, Linda is the player they look for in space and who can unbalance all defenses. “We know if what a Clásico, it’s a tight game where we have good players and so do they. We are Real Madrid, we always want to win,” explained the soccer player. With four assists and one goal so far this season, he has played in all eight games, seven of them as a starter. Linda is the big hope that Barça will lose.
The one that makes the most goal sequences
Caicedo is vital to Real Madrid’s attacking play. And so the statistics say. Because the Colombian has to take on a role that once belonged to Weir. Without the Scot, Linda became the footballer who created the most danger for the opponent, that is, he made the most goal sequences with a total of 47 according to Opta statistics. Of them, 20 shots, although so far he has made one goal. Eleven times he gave the final pass; in fact, he has provided four passes on goal so far. In addition, he helped create the attack with 16 games where he helped start the attack from a small back. Behind this statistic are Toletti (44) and Zornoza (35).