Carlo Ancelotti has just held his first news conference since being named manager of Real Madrid. It was apparent that the Italian would be swamped with questions about Gareth Bale’s future, Sergio Ramos’ contract extension. A reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo, and whether or not Kylian Mbappe would join the club this summer.
Real Madrid played an appealing counter-attacking style of football under the Italian in 2013 and 2014. The same might be seen in the 2021-22 season. He has pledged to play the same aggressive football that he has in the past, which all supporters are looking forward to.
Carlo Ancelotti wants to change the system at Real Madrid rather than merely recruit a goal scorer. Under Zinedine Zidane, the club has played like an open book for the past year or so. Due to a lack of ideas when Real Madrid attacks, the club has failed to get beyond the bottom half of La Liga opponents, who often put up a low-block and can defend all day.
Style of play was primarily due to Zinedine Zidane sticking to his tried-and-true approach of overloading the flanks before sending a cross into the box. It worked well when the club possessed the BBC frontline. However, it was evident that Los Blancos struggled to hit the back of the net this time around, with Karim Benzema being the only consistent provider of goals.
It appears that he wants every striker and midfielder to earn their keep rather than be wage-payroll freeloaders. Ancelotti is also likely to give the youth more playing experience, and the likes of Rodrygo, Vinicius, and maybe Luka Jovic might be given more key responsibilities to help fix the team’s dismal offensive difficulties.
“We need to build an offensive system with a lot of goals from everyone, the youngsters, all the forwards, the midfielders, everyone”- Press conference.
The reunion of Real Madrid and Antonio Pintus is critical.
The track record of Pintus speaks for itself. During the three-peat period, he worked for Real Madrid to play physically demanding games against Europe’s top clubs. Pintus’ efforts in training guaranteed that the players were at the physical level necessary to play. He has worked in several clubs around Europe that have won 21 titles with Pintus as the fitness coach, whose achievements have not gone unnoticed.
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