Uncertainty looms over Real Madrid as they swiftly approach a season-defining transfer window. Following a barrage of exits, reinforcements are deemed necessary to compete at a high level.
However, as of now, doubts are creeping in from coach Carlo Ancelotti regarding the club’s ability to plug holes adequately.
According to Rodra from relevo, Ancelotti is worried that Real Madrid will divert all their focus on Mbappé just for Joselu to be the only signing.
Fearing Fiorentino Perez is putting all his eggs in one basket, Carlo worries that the attack, currently only comprising of Brahim, Vinicius and Rodrygo, requires far greater attention.
The report further argues that Ancelotti is afraid he will be forced to say things in pre-season like “We’re happy with what we have”, and “We don’t need a striker.” After the departure of one of the most influential strikers in Real Madrid’s history, failing to replace him is bound to engender incertitude heading into next season.
As a consequence of Perez’ vague direction in the market, some members of Ancelotti’s entourage are urging him to change his mind about staying at Real Madrid, suggesting that he join the Brazilian National Team instead. The Italian coach is extremely concerned about Los Blancos’ potential attack.
While Ancelotti has established himself as a legendary figure in the football world, this will not be the first time the Real Madrid hierarchy has held beliefs contrary to the coach.
In 2021, Zidane suffered a similar fate and decided to leave the club following his second stint as he accused Perez of not showing enough faith. He claimed, “I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, nor the support to build something in the medium or long term.“
It is likely Ancelotti feels the same, with minimal freedom to execute his demands or oversee a strengthened squad.
Bellingham on his special assist in Girona 0-3 Real Madrid: “Been watching Luka every day”
Real Madrid usurped the top spot in the La Liga standings from arch-rivals FC Barcelona as they defeated Girona 3-0 away at Estadi Montilivi.
It was a fine performance from Carlo Ancelotti’s men against Michel’s side, with the returning Jude Bellingham leading the way for his team.
After being benched against Las Palmas in midweek, the England international returned to the starting XI today and turned in yet another Man of the Match display for Real Madrid.
It all started with Joselu opening the scoring just 15 minutes into the game, with Bellingham assisting the goal with a special, outside-of-the-boot pass from the left side, bringing back memories of Luka Modric doing something similar a few years ago.
Talking about that special pass, Bellingham said: “I’ve been watching Luka every day for months. I just want to be creative. It took the pressure off us at the start.”
On the match and the result, the 20-year-old stated that it was a good day across the board for Real Madrid, as he said: “It was an important win. They were doing very well. We made a statement of intent to La Liga. Three goals, a clean sheet….”
It has been a truly remarkable start to life at Real Madrid for Bellingham and expressing how he feels to play for the Merengues, he exclaimed:
“I feel very good. I have freedom of movement and I’m enjoying football. Whenever I put on this shirt I always try to do my best.”
Apart from assisting Joselu’s opener, Bellingham also got his name on the scoresheet in the second period. Talking about his goal, the wonderkid said:
“It wasn’t a very good finish. I could have scored some more, but the important thing is the victory.”
The strike meant that Bellingham now has seven goals and two assists across all competitions for Real Madrid. Reflecting on his brilliant start, he said:
“It’s a good start, not bad. I would like to continue on this path and I won’t always score or assist, but I will always give my best.”
Bellingham’s celebration has been a huge hit, with kids in school, players from other clubs, and many others mimicking it. When asked how his special celebration originated, he replied:
“I don’t know where I first celebrated. I think it was with Birmingham. It’s an inspiration to see kids doing it in schools. It’s a wonderful thing.”