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Real Madrid have full faith in team despite Supercopa loss, no new players will arrive
Sunday’s defeat against Barcelona in the final of the Spanish Super Cup drove home the point that Real Madrid are going through a drastic slip in form, which started well before the FIFA World Cup in November last year.
The narrow, unconvincing wins over Cacereno and Valencia, and the losses to Villarreal and Barça have underlined the fact that there are some lingering issues that exist within the team that Carlo Ancelotti will need to sort out at the earliest.
The defeat on Sunday meant that the dream of winning a sextet are dead and buried. That, coupled with recent results, led to speculations that alarm bills are ringing at Real Madrid.
However, despite the hammering at Barça’s hands, Real Madrid higher-ups have total faith and confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti and the players, reports MARCA.
The Spanish publication claims that despite how things are going, president Florentino Perez and CEO Jose Angel Sanchez recognise the value of the players at their disposal but are aware of the lack of attitude and intensity in some matches, which they are attributing to physical fatigue.
So, as things stand, there will be no drastic decisions made because things are not going according to plan. At the same time, the report also clarifies that Los Blancos will not enter the market and sign any new players this month.
The higher officials are stressing on patience, as they believe that the team had gone through a similar situation last season as well, but bounced back to win La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.
So, as things stand, Perez & co. have full confidence in Ancelotti and his players and will not be making any hasty decisions or panic signings this month.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.