Ancelotti reveals the sole condition under which he would switch from the 4-4-2 formation

Carlo Ancelotti seems to have a lot of work to do in the new season, as the team is not able to compose one hundred percent.


The Italian strategist has changed the 4-3-3 scheme to 4-4-2, because he has many stars in the midfield, while only Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo can be singled out in attack.

“We will only change it (the 4-4-2 formation) if the players are not comfortable,” Ancelotti told reporters after Real Madrid were beaten 3-1 by Juventus.

“I think it’s good that we don’t have a fixed system, it allows us to have the opportunity to change”, added the Italian coach.

Real Madrid have now lost two pre-season games playing the new 4-4-2 diamond formation.

The system takes away the power of a left winger that is the stock of Vinicius Junior. It does not allow Madrid to threaten from the right either.


However, Ancelotti has used this formation to success in the past, notably at Chelsea and PSG. I hope he can make it work at Real Madrid