How does Ancelotti think of facing Al-Ahly in the Club World Cup?
Ancelotti entered into great confusion before facing Al-Ahly club, and the Spanish Real Madrid team is preparing for an upcoming confrontation against its Al-Ahly counterpart, in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup currently held in Morocco.
Al-Ahly’s confrontation with Real Madrid comes at a difficult time when the white giant suffers from poor results on the one hand, and is preparing during it for a difficult and decisive month in the season on the other hand.
Real Madrid in the Spanish league
Real Madrid recently lost the local Super Cup to Barcelona, 1-3 in the final, then increased the difference with Barca in La Liga to 8 points at once, which kept Ancelotti’s squad away from the dream of preserving the title.
Change the way you play
For its part, the Spanish newspaper “Marca” indicated that Ancelotti is studying during the Al-Ahly match to make some changes to the way his team plays by converting the playing style from the usual 4-3-3 method to 4-2-3-1.
Real Madrid, according to the report, is dealing with Al-Ahly confrontation in order to prepare for difficult and important matches in the Champions League against Liverpool, England, in the final price.
And the switch to the 4-2-3-1 method will give the Italian coach more space for Aurelien Choameni and Eduardo Camavinga, who have been performing well in the recent period.
Ancelotti wants during the Al-Ahly match, according to the Spanish newspaper, to find an alternative that he will rely on in the final, to replace the injured Frenchman Karim Benzema, who will miss the meeting with the Red Genie due to injury.
The impact of Benzema’s absence
Benzema contributed to the last 9 matches with Real Madrid in 9 goals, of which he scored 7 and made 2, and despite the permanent reliance on Brazilian Rodrigo Goss in the position of striker No. 9 in the absence of Benzema, which happened in 9 of the 10 meetings in which the French was absent, he is in The last Real Mallorca coach introduced another player, Mariano Diaz.
Like Benzema, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was confirmed absent from the Club World Cup, an absence that will have a clear impact, in the goalkeeper position.
It is expected that Ancelotti will rely during the Al-Ahly match on the Austrian, returning from injury, David Alaba, with Nacho, who will switch to the full-back position, and Antonio Rudiger, with the possibility of Camavinga being in the left-back position.
What does Ancelotti want?
In the end, Ancelotti wants his team to be present to complete the difficult season’s journey, which does not stop at the two matches against Liverpool in the Champions League, but rather extends to two confrontations against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the King’s Cup, and 3 meetings in La Liga against Elche, Osasuna, Atletico Madrid, and the final of the Club World Cup if Al-Ahly exceeded.
Ancelotti stressed earlier that: “We do not give up any championship. We are in the semi-finals of the King’s Cup and the price of the final of the Champions, which is the most important tournament, in addition to being in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup.”