That’s not the case with Carlo Ancelotti, but Real Madrid are worried about his lack of choice in attack behind Karim Benzema.
The Spanish press is not recovering from the “betrayal” of Kylian Mbappé, who did not want to sign for Real Madrid this summer, and preferred to extend to PSG when the red carpet was rolled out for him at the White House. Real Madrid should recover, even if questions persist about the lack of attackers within the club. Karim Benzema does everything, but if he were to get injured, then there would be a huge void behind KB9. Not enough to disturb the legendary placidity of Carlo Ancelotti. If Florentino Pérez keeps avenues open for a peak recruitment, like Amine Gouiri of OGC Nice, another player trained at OL by the way, the Italian coach is convinced that he already has the solution at hand. This is Eden Hazard, who has still failed to convince since he was signed in 2019 for 100 million euros from Chelsea.
The extra pounds are gone
The Red Devil has multiplied injuries and periods of poor form, making it almost unusable last season. This summer, the situation is different and for Carlo Ancelotti, he is quite simply “the rookie” who allows him to expand his attack. And all without breaking the bank. The former Lille player certainly does not have the explosiveness or the efficiency of a Kylian Mbappé, but he now has an extreme motivation to settle as a fallback solution in false number 9. The last images of Eden Hazard also reassured the socios, there is no longer any question of being overweight during the holidays to be eliminated, and the Belgian understood that he was starting the season in a joker status. A luxury replacement who could well take over if Karim Benzema ever had a soft spot. A risky bet on the part of Real Madrid, as Eden Hazard has disappeared from circulation in recent years.