Carlo Ancelotti will play with the 4-4-2 diamond formation permanently this season.
Let’s explain what makes him so special and why he will take the team to a whole new level.
1. Midfield full of stars
The diamond formation allows Carlo Ancelotti to finally give up starting with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos all the time.
Instead, all of Real Madrid’s young superstars will get a chance to perform – Jude Bellingham, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni would ensure the midfield is dynamic, creative and solid in defence, reports the Daily Star.
2. The key role of Tchouameni
It’s fair to say that the Frenchman’s talent was somewhat wasted last season.
After an impressive pre-season, the Frenchman will be a lone defensive midfielder in a formation that suits him well.
3. “Zidane’s role” in Bellingham
The Englishman’s role will be massive.
We’ve already seen the 20-year-old effectively supporting forwards – he does it well both in possession and on the counter-attack. Sometimes he doesn’t need anyone around him to dribble past some players and take the ball away from the attackers – that’s why he reminds us of Zinedine Zidane.
4. Unstoppable attack
Especially if Kylian Mbappe joins the team.
Even without the Frenchman, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo will feel very comfortable in such a wide formation focused on both counter-attacking and possession play. The only thing that still hasn’t been fixed is the conversion rate – this is especially important after the departure of Karim Benzema.