Carlo Ancelotti has his return to the stage and his survival at Real Madrid to play in a clasico against Barcelona that will take place on Wednesday, April 5. This means that he has to work if he wants to continue as Real Madrid coach, facing Xavi Hernandez who has already ridiculed him 3 times this season and who has put him in this situation. And if he doesn’t want to shorten his stint, he will have to find the formula to win this game.
Real Madrid under the second reign of Carlo Ancelotti worked well at first. But it seems that the norm is changing. Since even though the Italian, who has played at the highest level, knows the concerns of his players and has always been known to have a very good relationship with everyone, there is something wrong. So much so that it has nothing to do with the way he manages the minutes he gives to each player and the opportunities he is able to give them.
That is to say, his biggest problem is not the management of his locker room, although that is not easy either. Since it is the choice of his central defenders in his first game back from the break. With the recovery of Alaba, the good level of Nacho, and the hierarchy that Militao and Rüdiger have shown in recent games, the prospects are complicated to please everyone. And as if that were not enough, Ferland Mendy has also been replaced on the left flank, which complicates the task of Nacho in this position with the presence of the Frenchman.
It is necessary to remember that the canterano Vallejo is the one who, a priori, has the lowest profile of the central defenders without counting the little played. But he offers a spectacular level and, what makes that during the break of the national team, he is also back with Spain after the convocation of Luis De La Fuente.
Therefore, the first game of this return to La Liga against Valladolid will be the first touchstone of what awaits the defenders in the near future, with the decisive games of the semi-final second leg of the Copa del Rey against Barcelona and the quarterfinal of the Champions League against Chelsea.