Carlo Ancelotti (64) Real Madrid coach revealed that he will try to change the team’s formation from the existing 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 for the new season.스포츠토토
He said that because he newly acquired Jude Bellingham (20), he transforms the midfielder into a diamond type.
According to ESPN in the US, this experiment will be conducted during Real Madrid’s US tour starting later this month ahead of the 2023-2024 season.
Jude Bellingham, who played an active role as the main midfielder for the England national team at the 2022 Qatar World Cup last November. AFP Yonhap News
At a press conference on the 13th, coach Ancelotti was asked about the change of formation and said, “This year we will use a different system. The system we played was very successful, but you can try a new style. I will try it on the US tour. It is a good time to do that.”
Ancelotti has always favored the 4-3-3 formation at Real Madrid. It was a system in which Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, and Rodrigo (Marco Asensio) were in the forefront of the attack, and Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Federico Valverde were in the midfield.
However, with Bellingham as a new team member, there were observations that the midfielder could be turned into a diamond.
Ahead of the new season, Real signed Bellingham, Arda Güler (18), who is called ‘Turkey’s Messi’, and forward Joselu (33). Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard left the team when their contracts expired.
However, the midfield lineup is overflowing with players. Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Chuameni and Dani Ceballos. The competition for the first place is bound to be fierce.
Regarding the diamond midfield formation, Ancelotti said: “When I was with Zinedine Zidane at Juventus, I started to understand that it was better to adapt to it. Athletes need to feel comfortable. I adapted and I am still adapting.”
“He is different from the other midfielders we have,” he said of Bellingham, a €103m signing from Borussia Dortmund. We are very happy that he is with us. He raises the level of Real Madrid. He’s been training hard and he’s doing great. He will play on tour.”
During the US tour, Real will face AC Milan in Pasadena on the 23rd, Manchester United in Houston on the 26th, FC Barcelona in Arlington on the 29th, and Juventus in Orlando on the 2nd of next month.