Ancelotti must resolve these three issues before the European Super Cup

With the Champions League victory last season, Real Madrid will enter the European Super Cup match against Frankfurt - the winner of the Europa League last season.

Against Wednesday, Real Madrid takes on Eintracht Frankfurt in the European Super Cup (KO 8pm UK time).

Before the match at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium, Carlo Ancelotti must decide on the following three tactical options.


Who is the left-back player?

Mendy, Rudiger, and Alaba are three outstanding players that can play at left-back for Madrid. Many assumed that Carletto would play Rudiger at center back while shifting Alaba to the left when he arrived.

But Ancelotti shocked everyone by starting Rudiger at left back. Despite not being his natural position, the head coach believed Toni is capable of playing there. Ancelotti tested Ruediger in the left-back position in the El Clasico match against Barca in the US recently. And the German player played quite well. Therefore, this rookie will probably continue to be assigned by Ancelotti to the task of left-back at Real next season.


The Italian will then have to choose who will play on Wednesday’s left side. 

Should Ancelotti split KCM’s middle?

Though they are all world champions, Kroos, Modric, and Casemiro are not getting any younger. The trio of Camavinga, Ceballos, and newly acquired Tchouameni are vying for increased playing time. Tchouameni is planned to replace Casemiro in the future. The young French star is highly appreciated for his aerial combat ability and interception skills such as cutting the ball, tackling the ball, keeping position.


Carletto must choose between sticking with the status quo and trying something new, such as favoring Camavinga over Kroos.

Who is the right-forward?

Madrid has a large number of players that can play on the right side of the attack. Asensio, Rodrygo, and Hazard do not want to adjust to a bench role despite Valverde appearing to start in this position last season.


The hardest decision for Carletto would likely be deciding who to start in this position versus Frankfurt. Since each of the four players has unique skills, it will be up to the head coach to decide which one would work best against the Frankfurt team, who defeated teams like Barcelona and Betis last year.

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