Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti (64) has revealed that he will try to change the team’s formation from the traditional 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 in the new season.
The new signing of Judd Bellingham (20) will allow him to transform the midfield into a diamond shape.
According to ESPN in the United States, the experiment will take place during Real Madrid’s tour of the United States, which begins later this month ahead of the 2023-2024 season.
When asked about the formation change at a press conference on Wednesday, Ancelotti said, “This year we will use a different system. The system we played was very successful, but we can try new styles. We will try it on the US tour. It’s a good time to do that.”
Ancelotti has always favored a 4-3-3 formation at Real Madrid. With Vinicius Junior-Karim Benzema-Hodrigo (Marco Asensio) up front and Toni Kroos-Luca Modric-Federico Valverde in midfield.
However, with Bellingham’s arrival, there was speculation that the team could switch to a diamond midfield.
Ahead of the new season, Real added Bellingham, along with Arda Güler, 18, who has been dubbed the “Messi of Turkuye,” and forward Joselu, 33. Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard are out of contract.
However, the midfield is full of talent. Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Kamabinga, Aurélien Chouameni, Dani Ceballos, and more. Competition for spots will 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. The players have to feel comfortable. I adapted and I’m still adapting.” 토토사이트
On Bellingham, a €130 million signing from Borussia Dortmund, he added: “He is different from the other midfielders we have. I am very happy that he is with us. He raises the level of Real Madrid. He’s training hard, he’s doing well. He will play on the tour.”
Real will face AC Milan in Pasadena on Nov. 23, Manchester United in Houston on Nov. 26, FC Barcelona in Arlington on Nov. 29 and Juventus in Orlando on Nov. 2 during their U.S. tour.