Made various assertions through his words and deeds.
Whatever happens, Real Madrid will remember 2022 as a successful year. However, given the nature of the club, they are obligated to do greater effort in this campaign.
During the UEFA Super Cup week, Carlo Ancelotti delivered five notes to various parties before the new season got underway.
Ancelotti’s appreciation letter
Ancelotti was quite clear that the UEFA Super Cup signaled the end of the previous season rather than the beginning of this one during the preseason. This was a way for the coach, a management specialist, to thank the squad from the previous season.
The players who began the Champions League Final in Saint-Denis would be given preference in Helsinki, he even said during the trip.
After defeating Liverpool 1-0, the result was another triumph, this time versus Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0.
He described the athletes’ locker room as being the healthiest he had ever seen.
The midfield message from Ancelotti
Real Madrid started the game on Wednesday with the CMK (Casemiro-Modric-Kroos) midfield and Fede Valverde on the flank.
However, the squad’s depth, with options and answers for almost any circumstance, was on display in the second half.
Dani Ceballos and Aurelien Tchouameni were added in the 85th minute, while Eduardo Camavinga was introduced in the 76th minute.
As the months go by, the objective is to choose the ideal mix for each situation, maximizing the synergies between seasoned experts and newbies in the engine room.
Ancelotti’s assertion on Rudiger’s significance
The opening game saw Antonio Rudiger make his official debut, joining Tchouameni as high-profile newcomers.
When Ancelotti made the decision to keep the Militao-Alaba pairing, he did so as a right-back.
In the Las Vegas Clasico, the German made his left-back debut before moving to the center of defense for the next matches. It will be useful to have the versatility of the 29-year-old.
The parting message from Ancelotti
Ceballos was the most well-known player among those rumored to be leaving, but he responded with the utmost determination, assuring the coaching staff and his teammates during preseason.
Tchouameni’s move to the midfield will likely result in a decrease in his playing time, but the coach brought him on on Wednesday because of the way he handled it, battling and showcasing his various abilities.
The 2023 contract-expiring Marco Asensio sat on the sidelines. That was similar to Eden Hazard, who is uncomfortable in his new role as Karim Benzema’s backup and a phony No. 9 and thinks that it is not the right position for him.
Alvaro Odriozola, who didn’t even make the final roster for the UEFA Super Cup, has begun to get ready to go.
World Cup message from Ancelotti
It was uncommon for Ancelotti to deploy all of his permitted substitutes in Helsinki. His comments suggested that it wasn’t a coincidence.
A change will be necessary in the midst of the season because to the World Cup, which begins on November 20.
We’re going to rotate more this year, he declared.