Carlo Ancelotti I was calm despite the defeat against Atlético. It took him a little while to articulate the saying that he has broad shoulders, but that doesn’t mean he’s right. A coach who has dealt with presidents like Berlusconi, Abramvich, Al-Khelaifi or Florentino Prez He already knows that he must withstand the pressure and that the bench is the umbrella that prevents the box from getting wet.
It is also true that Ancelotti’s decisions They surprised. After an immaculate start, with six out of six, although not without suffering except perhaps the first victory in San Mams, The technician changed the system and some parts. To begin with, it is still significant that in the first serious test of the season, and despite the good results, Madrid will play without 9, with Joselu on the bench.
Without a pure center forward, the team came out with a completely new design, but one that soon had to be retouched. The right wing with Fran García and the help of Kroos was leaking and Camavinga left his position of 5 to leave it to the German. Tchouamnia fixture to date, stayed on the bench to bring on Modric. Managing and keeping all the midfielders happy is not being easy for the coach. The club asks for a generational change that at the start of the season seemed like a fact but that with the passing of the games it has not been seen so clearly. The Croatian was the one sacrificed at half-time to leave his place to Joselu and return to the most usual scheme so far this season.
Meeting with the club last Friday
The leadership of Real Madrid supports Ancelotti’s management, as was evident in the meeting that MARCA revealed in Valdebebas last Friday of the technician with Florentino Pérez and José ngel Sánchez. But in the meeting between the two parties Some shortcomings that the triumphs left in the background were also put on the table. and that have been confirmed with the first defeat against the most serious rival, such as the fact of almost always conceding a goal in the first minutes of the games and subscribe to comebacks too frequentlywith the physical and emotional exhaustion that this entails.
Ancelotti has always defended the ability of his squad before the media, although he was in favor of it arriving kane to cover Benzema’s absence. The injuries have exposed some of the team’s shortcomings in attack and defense: on the sides, in the center of the defense and in effectiveness in attack. Rodrygo He hasn’t scored since the first game and thanks to Bellingham, With six goals in seven games, Madrid wins its games. Joselu with two goals at the Bernabu, and Valverde, Kroos, Rodrygo and Vini complete the list of scorers with one. Vini’s return seems key, he is already expected against Las Palmas, and improves the team. Time will tell if it will be enough.