Words are often carried away by the wind. Florentino Pérez confirmed Carlo Ancelotti two weeks ago in an undisclosed initiative by Real Madrid’s president, who has never previously ruled on the position of coaches he holds. The Italian is backed by Real Madrid, who keep faith in him despite a poor run of form in the league and a bad way to say goodbye to the Champions League, the worst defeat for the Whites since 2009 when they lost 4-0 to Liverpool. “Drift” “Boluda.
The White coach repeated the same eleven at the Etihad that beat Barca 4–0 in the cup, and that ousted Chelsea (0–2 and 2–0). “We did not do what was proposed, but we should not make a drama ”, to show where the problem lies, said the Italian. “We have never indulged in that speculation. I do not know who says this or not, and neither he nor I do not even want to talk about it. He is not present, he has another contract this season and we are happy with him,” Florentino Perez said a few days ago.
A phrase that everyone interprets in their own way. For some, ratification is obvious and for others, it leaves the door wide open. A win against City, especially as a team disorientation, starts the debate knowing that Florentino Pérez is one of those who don’t forgive. Ancelotti knows this well. He lived it up in his first stint when he was suddenly sacked with one more year left on his contract, without even waiting for it. like now.
A waiting period opens up on the Italian’s future, which awaits the Brazilian team, a destination that excites him, although he is even more excited about “remaining at Real Madrid for many years”, as He has said this publicly on several occasions. The reality is that the white team has seen highs and lows throughout the season. They have lacked regularity, especially in the league, and the result is that they have lost 11 games, the same as the two worst seasons of Florentino’s second phase in the presidency.
First, in Mourinho’s second year, 12–13, and the Portuguese was fired despite his close relationship with the president; And second, in 18-19 of the three coaches (Lopetegui, Solari and Zidane). And it could get worse, as there are still four league games left (Valencia, Rayo, Sevilla and Athletic) and those eleven defeats could end up as the most losing season since 2009-10.
Who is guilty
But the question is whose fault is it, Ancelotti’s or the squad’s planning. The polls favor the second question, and forgive the Italian whose profile he likes inside and outside Real Madrid. The whitewashed atmosphere since the start of the season highlights that the team may not be enough for six competitions and a World Cup in between. A year of great demand in which a class secondary was going to be needed to keep up with the type.
In the end it was verified that he had not given for more. The example was given by City itself, when Benzema and Vinicius wandered off, the Real Madrid player looked to the bench and did not see a high-level relay to score goals or knock down rivals, while Guardiola played Foden, Julián Alvarez or Competed Mahrez. , who would debut in any team in the world.
Ancelotti has what he believes is a squad of 16 useful players and seven secondaries, five of whom have not participated. And all to face a season in which many essential players have played 60 games and with others not up to the task, like Benzema, required in the team structure. But Ancelotti is not free from any criticism, such as leaving Rudiger to change what he had done in the first leg and doing so to repeat for the fourth time that he used the best XI this season, but, as he says, “ Approach not met &rdquor..the ball is on the President’s roof. Everything he said can be understood chronologically in the context of that moment. But the end could not have been worse and it does not matter that the Italian Has the support of Real Madrid, because the decision will be made by Florentino Perez and everyone will follow him with discipline in a season in which he has won three titles, but none of the two. Essential: League or Champions.