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Real Madrid: A champion is made of muscle

Real Madrid has always been known as a pompous and elegant team. But to stand on the top of glory, coach Carlo Ancelotti understands that he must strengthen the steel for the team.

Ancelotti celebrates the 35th La Liga championship with Real Madrid. The Italian tactician was adamant that he would win this championship for the first time in his career in order to complete the grand treble—winning the top five leagues in Europe.

Carletto failed to win La Liga during his first stint with Los Blancos, and one of the key causes was Real’s physical fragility towards the conclusion of the season. Ancelotti hired Antonio Pintus, a fitness specialist, before the start of the 2021–2022 season in an effort to avoid making the same error again. Players from Real may now compete in all events till the end of the season because Pintus transformed them into athletes. 

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This season, Real Madrid’s injury rate has been drastically reduced thanks to the Italian coach. Additionally, he assisted some Los Blancos players who are over 30 to become tough machines, such Luka Modric (36), Karim Benzema (34), Toni Kroos (32), Casemiro and Dani Carvajal (both 30), and Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba (both 29).

Real was quite physically powerful in the previous season, and this season, if they are successful in bringing in Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Ruediger, they threaten to become an even more scary “muscle monster.”

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Rudiger joined Real from Chelsea on a free transfer. He can play well at center back or left back. This 29-year-old player has a height of 1m90 and weighs about 85kg. His protective body and not afraid to play is an obsession for any striker.

The German has proven himself in the Premier League, which is famous for its fitness level. Therefore, he must not be afraid to confront attacking players in La Liga who are not very famous in terms of physical strength.

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Another rookie, Tchouameni, is also very formidable in terms of physique and fitness. He has a height of 1m87 and a weight of 81kg. Although only 22 years old, but Tchouameni also has a lot of experience in the top battle and is rated as the top defensive midfielder in Ligue 1 in the past seasons. 

To acquire Tchouameni before the tough rivalry of numerous European heavyweights like PSG or Liverpool, Real had to invest up to 80 million euros. He will eventually take Casemiro’s role as the midfield pillar in the midfield. Along with the highly regarded in terms of fitness Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde, this player is also anticipated to be the future triumvirate of the Los Blancos midfield.

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In contemporary football, a team’s success is greatly influenced by its physical makeup. Ancelotti himself is fully aware of this, and he is gradually transforming Real into the ideal “muscular champion.” 

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