“Silence” in Real Madrid’s training ground, the players begin to doubt Ancelotti’s system


Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has said he was happy to take the blame for their derby defeat to Atletico Madrid, but criticism of him has been heavy.

The local press have firmly pointed the finger at Ancelotti as the biggest problem, casting doubt on his pre-match changes and his organization in general.

Recent reports say Ancelotti has lost the trust of president Florentino Perez and they are already lining up his replacement this summer.

Equally worrying, according to AS newspaper, is that the atmosphere at the Valdebebas training ground on Monday was unusual as doubts grow over Ancelotti’s new ‘diamond’ system, which until then had given Los Blancos a 100 per cent winning record. .

Apart from the formation itself, Real Madrid continue to concede early goals, are only struggling to make an impact if Jude Bellingham is on the pitch, and the likes of Fede Valverde and Rodrygo Goes are struggling to thrive in the current formation.

Media outlet Relevo also backs up this information, highlighting many of the same issues as points of contention with Ancelotti’s new system. Additionally, they point to weaknesses on defense, and the fact that outside of Bellingham, the rest of the offense has struggled to adjust.


Ancelotti is not in any immediate danger of the sack, so he will have a chance to prove that his system can work in the next few games, but the Italian will need to make a comeback if he is not to risk losing out. the impact in the locker room.

One of the things that has worked in Ancelotti’s favor over the past two seasons has been the positive atmosphere in the dressing room, but that seems to be in question now.

It should also be noted that Real Madrid have lost just one of their first seven games, winning the other six. While performances have been far from stellar, Los Blancos are also missing a number of starters such as Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao, Thibaut Courtois and Dani Carvajal.