Carlo Anchelotti plays with a three-man defense.
But we are not talking about formations here. Quicker real Madrid The head coach has only three reliable options in his defensive line.
David Alaba, Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez placeholder image…
Rest real Madridoptions on the back or injured – Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo – or is not considered a starter, for example Lucas Vasquez, Miguel Gutierrez and Jesus Vallejo…
Protection turns out to be a complex issue for Ancelotti in the first weeks of the season.
White conceded 10 goals in nine games, suffer from the aforementioned injuries and as a result used all kinds of combinations in defense.
The only real confidence at the moment is the combination of center-backs Militao and Alaba, who helped the club forget about Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varan, who have played in the center of Real Madrid for so long.
Nacho is an AncelottiA regular substitute wherever required, which has meant right-back, left-back and center-back this season.
Doubts remain about other options in real Madrid ranks.
Luke was perceived as a right-back by ex-real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, but Ancelotti doesn’t see it that way.
Miguel this is another case.
The 20-year-old player has much less experience and got into the main squad due to Marcelo and Mehndiinjury.
But Miguel was not convincing despite four starts and he was sent off 25 minutes before the end against Sheriff in the Champions League.
Vallejo did not appear at all, despite the fact that there were chances of rotation in the last three weeks.
Ancelotti most wants to get Mehndi back, which would solve the problem of the left-back, as well as give him cover in the center.
Carvajal it seems that he has been absent for some time, and there are concerns about his general condition.
Nacho seems like a logical right-back if Luke is no longer an option and it seems that Fede Valverde the experiment is also dead.
Academy graduate Sergio Santos a chance may also be given.
Concerning Marcelo, he is expected to have a backup role even when he is in good shape again.