Sun 24 July 2022 | 14:39

Ancelotti: This Real Madrid squad is better than last season's

Carlo Ancelotti said that his Real Madrid team is better than last year, even though they lost a friendly game to rivals Barcelona by a score of 1-0.

Carlo Ancelotti

, the head coach of

Real Madrid

, said that his team is "better than last year." He also said that he doesn't think any more players will be coming to the Santiago Bernabeu during this transfer window.

In 2021-22, Los Blancos won LaLiga and the Champions League. Since then, they have added

Aurelien Tchouameni

from Monaco and Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea. But people have asked what they see as a lack of attacking options since

Luka Jovic

left for


and Marco Asensio's immediate future isn't clear.

As part of their pre-season training in Las Vegas, Madrid played El Clasico rivals


on Saturday. Barcelona won 1-0 thanks to a stunning goal by Raphinha. Barca also got

Robert Lewandowski

from Bayern Munich, who used to play for Leeds United. This gives them a strong set of forward options going into the new season.

Karim Benzema, Madrid's star striker, did not play, but Ancelotti said the France international would be back for their next game against Club America. After losing to Barcelona, reporters asked Ancelotti if he needed another striker. He said, "The team is complete and better than last year." Our two new people will bring a lot to the table.

"There are 27 players, which is a lot. It's not easy to train them, but I have smart ones and understand how hard it is." Ancelotti said that it was "up to them" and "up to the club" to decide what would happen with Asensio and midfielder Dani Ceballos.

Eden Hazard started the game at Allegiant Stadium between Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo as a false nine, and Ancelotti hinted that this could be where the Belgian plays most of the time next season. "We saw last year that he can play in different spots," he said. "He has what it takes to be false nine, but he needs some time to get used to it."

source: SportMob

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