TAfter two training matches (Fuenlabrada and Rayo), the Real Madrid play tomorrow su first preseason friendly against Rangers in Glasgow (19-00 hours, Real Madrid TV). Is a first major litmus test after 20 days of work and a date in which Ancelotti can already begin to outline his decisions regarding the future and the role in the squad of certain players.
In this sense, there are six players who pass their first exam in Glasgow. Six footballers who need to earn credit for earn Ancelotti’s trust and have a greater prominence in the team. Even some of them to gain continuity that they are not assured. To Isco, Marcelo, Jovic, Rodrygo, Odegaard Y Odriozola the duel before him Rangers It is a great first chance to vindicate yourself.
Isco, renewed illusions
He’s been in the spotlight for a long time after several seasons far from his best. In fact, in the last winter market he was willing to leave. His name is still on the ‘exit operation’ list from Madrid, but something in Isco has changed. The arrival of Ancelotti has been an accolade for the player, willing to make up lost ground in the team and gain the trust of a technician with whom he shone in his first stage.
Marcelo, the strength of the bracelet
Marcelo is excited about his status as first captain, motivated with return of Ancelotti and willing to regain lost prominence. Last season I lost my place with Mendy and even with the youth squad Miguel Gutirrez at the end of the League. Now he has started from scratch, he feels the confidence of the technician and wants take advantage of Mendy’s injury to regain the title stripes he had lost.
Odegaard, second try
The Norwegian starts again from scratch after the unsuccessful attempt to gain a foothold in the starting eleven last season. Nonetheless, the club’s confidence in Odegaard is total and for this reason he is one of the few players whom he considers non-transferable. It is one of the great challenges of Ancelotti, to which the club has given the mission of getting the most out of young talents, such as the Norwegian. He’s having a calmer preseason than last season with regard to injuries and the illusion of madridismo is still intact to see its best version.
Jovic wants to stay
It is another of the players that are in the shop window of the club, but the Serbian’s priority is to stay. The idea of the club is to sell him if a good offer arrives, but the Serbian does not give up. Ancelotti knows that the team drags a serious problem with the goal and over there Jovic could win the technician if he manages to reconnect with the punch that took him to Madrid in the summer of 2019. Physical discomfort has held him back for 12 days.But you still have time to earn credit to gain the technician’s trust.
Rodrygo, a major challenge
The Brazilian starts very motivated his third season at Real Madrid. Last season was marked by the serious injury he suffered and now he has arrived with charged batteries ready to take advantage of the ‘new coach effect’. He does not have it easy because the competition in the attack is fierce: Benzema is untouchable, Vinicius is ahead, Hazard be a starter if he comes out of the injury tunnel, Asensio is another tough rival and they have returned Bale and Jovic. The preseason is a good opportunity to make a difference and be noticed in the eyes of Ancelotti.
Odriozola rushes his options
The side continues with its future in the air. The renovation of Lucas Vzquez, with the idea that he will rival Carvajal on the right side, leaves him in a difficult situation. He is one of the players who has options to leave, but with Carvajal again ‘raising his foot’ in the preseason it is not ruled out that may have a site in the template so that Ancelotti has his back covered in this position.