Real Madrid’s performance this season
With no substantial reinforcements this season, Carlo Ancelotti led Real Madrid to produce a performance that largely met expectations.
They won 8 out of 12 league matches, with a winning percentage of 66.7%.In the La Liga standings, Real Madrid is in second place with 27 points, one point less than Real Sociedad who is at the top of the table, but has the advantage of one less game compared to the latter.
As Barca has two draws and two losses in their last four league games and continues to be in a slump, and Atletico Madrid has been slow to find its best form, Ancelotti’s team is leading the title race this season.
However, after the international match day, Real Madrid will have a very tough schedule. The team is going to have a crucial match in the Champions League, against Cherif. If they lose the match, it is not impossible for them to end up being eliminated in the group stage, and this is not acceptable for Florentino in any way.
In La Liga, Real Madrid will play against several teams at the top of the table, including Sevilla, Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, which are ranked third, first and fourth in the table respectively.If they can win back-to-back matches at this stage, their road to the championship is expected to be straightforward.
Benzema and Vinicius
Real Madrid has been pretty impressive on the offensive end this season, scoring 28 goals in the league and averaging 2.33 goals per game, far ahead of other teams. This is mainly due to the excellent form of veteran Benzema and Ancelotti’s success in activating Vinicius again.
Benzema has already contributed 14 goals and 8 assists in the league and the Champions League, which is even more remarkable when you consider that he has played 15 games. In national team matches, Benzema is also in great form, scoring four goals in his last three matches.
Vinicius has also scored 9 goals and given 5 assists in the league and Champions League this season, and the youngster already has a stable place in the Brazilian national team.
Mbappe and Pogba
However, objectively speaking, from the perspective of Real Madrid’s current squad, they do not have an advantage in terms of strength when facing Bayern and several strong teams in the Premier League in the Champions League. This is also the reason why Florentino has been wanting to continue to make a big spending on reinforcements.
According to transfer expert Romano, Real Madrid is still continuing to operate the transfer of Mbappe. From the performance of this season, Mbappe is the most decisive player, both in Paris Saint-Germain and in the French national team.What’s more, he has decided not to renew his contract with the team, and as long as Florentino puts in more effort, it’ s very hopeful that Real Madrid will finalize the super scorer in the winter window.
In addition, Pogba is also a target closely watched by Real Madrid. The Manchester United star’s position in the team this season is not solid, in many games only sitting on the bench. However, in terms of individual ability, as long as the tactics are right, Pogba can still play at the top level of competition. And Pogba’s contract is about to expire, Real Madrid does not need to pay a transfer fee for him.
Reinforcement at the back
In addition, in the back position, Real Madrid also need to strengthen. Although Casemiro has a very stable attendance, but he is close to 30 years old, Real Madrid needs to plan ahead.
The original Real Madrid hoped that Camavinga could be his replacement, but from the technical characteristics, Camavinga is more similar to Modric and can play a bigger role in the offensive end. Therefore, Real Madrid has to continue to look for a suitable defensive back from the transfer market.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid started to look at Leicester City’s defender Ndidi. Ndidi is one of the best defensive back in the Premier League, averaging 3.1 tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game, ranking first among all back players in the league.
The 24-year-old Ndidi is worth €60 million in the transfer market. For Real Madrid, if they can sign Ndidi, it will be a significant improvement for the team’s strength in the back position.
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