Tchoumeni and Rudiger will have to wait: Ancelotti repeats for UEFA Super Cup with Champions League final XI
Real Madrid trained for the last time before facing Juventus on Saturday and the full squad was available for the occasion, allowing Carlo Ancelotti try as much as he wants.
He works with a line-up that will be very similar to that of Saturday and August 10 in Helsinki: Courteous; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Fede Valverde, Benzema and Vinicius.
In other words, the team of the Champions League final in Paris.
Without the bibs it was: Lucas Canizares (in turn with Luis as Lunin with Courteous); Lucas Vazquez, Rudiger, Nacho, Vallejo; Tchouameni, Camavinga, Ceballos; Asensio, Hazard and Rodrygo. Tobias, Mayoral, Latasa and Mariano were the replacements.
Few coaches, perhaps none, manage the internal codes of a locker room like Carlo Ancelotti.
Helped by his past as a player and supported by a long and successful career, the Italian has mastered the management of his workforce to minimize the risk of discontent.
With a view to the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki on August 10, the set will be, barring major problems, that of the Champions League final, the 14th in Paris.
Carletto already anticipated on Tuesday, during the post-match against America of Mexico (2-2), his intentions for the match against Eintracht Frankfurt for the first title of the season, which for him is the last of the previous one…
“The 11 is going to be more like last year because it’s a tournament to win the Champions League and that has to be taken into account and that means closing the season. We have to end the season by winning the Super Cup The squad is going to look like the one we aired on Saturday,” the coach explained during his media appearance.
Ancelotti could repeat, from goalkeeper to striker, those he chose in France to lift the club’s 14th European Cup.
Courteous shown in El Clasico that he hasn’t lost an ounce of form, Carvajal recovered from his ankle injury, as did Mendy of his discomfort, while the central defender couple is in good shape.
The signatures, further down the line
With this photo, the turn of the new recruits, Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameniwill be slightly delayed.
Both debuted as Las Vegas Clasico starters against Barcelona (0-1), the German, curiously, as a left side.
the old chelsea The man was also in the starting XI for the second game, this time at right centre-back.
Chuameni came on after the break and was more adventurous on the ball. In the Super Cup, it will be a plan B of luxury and guarantees.
As for this last workout, the fans once again warmly awaited their idols, who continued to be acclaimed during their stay in California.
Ancelotti and Courteous, whose companion has not missed any details of their evolution from behind the scenes. Former goalkeeper Jorge Campos hasn’t missed out either.
Also present were, without Florentino Pérez, two of Real Madrid’s top officials.
Jose Angel Sánchez and Juni Calafat, busy with the market, watched the players as they chatted.