Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly set to use Ferland Mendy as centre-back this season. With the departure of Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane possibly moving to Manchester United, Ancelotti could be low on centre-back options.
According to a report in Sixth, the Italian manager believes Mendy’s physicality and defensive awareness make him a solid choice at the center of the defence.
Most of Mendy’s 38 appearances in all competitions last season were on the left.
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Carlo Ancelotti to meet Real Madrid legends
With some top players leaving and no sign of a possible arrival, Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly ready to call on the services of experienced footballers at Real Madrid. The Italian recently spoke to Real Madrid’s official TV channel and highlighted his plans for some senior players.
“I’ve really enjoyed finding those two things: the quality among the youth, many of whom I didn’t know very well, and, above all, the appetites and Commitment. Isco, who has won it all in recent years and still has a lot of desire, enthusiasm and hunger to have a good season, is what we all are looking forward to do.” said.
“We have to take the club’s history into account. As a team, we have to play well and show our quality on the pitch. We also have to play a high-energy, high-intensity game, both with and with the ball. Without what you need for the modern game: high intensity both on and off the ball.”
Real Madrid will start their pre-season at the end of this month. They will face Rangers on 25 July before AC Milan on 8 August.
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