Zinedine Zidane demanded this week that his team work harder and Lucas Vazquez appears to have got the message, putting in a good performance in the 2-2 draw with Numancia, with a couple of goals to show for his efforts too.
Even last weekend in Vigo he was one of the better performers, despite only coming on as a second-half substitute.
Spooling even further back, the winger was one of the stars in the first leg of the Copa del Rey tie with Numancia, forcing the two penalties and generally pestering the second-tier team’s back line.
With Real Madrid desperately seeking a spark, Lucas is making his case as an alternative option, someone who can get the team going.
He can play up front alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale and currently seems to be in better form than Marco Asensio.