Real Madrid: Three crucial tasks for Carlo Ancelotti to address

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, Zinedine Zidane (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo
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When talking about talented youngsters, Real Madrid has an abundance of it. The likes of Antonio Blanco, Martin Odegaard, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, Eder Militao,  Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes, Luka Jovic, Miguel Gutierrez are all the future talents of the club.

Carlo Ancelotti will have to find a way to integrated these youngsters into the team regularly, keeping in mind that the core of Real Madrid is aging. In a season or two, most of these youngsters are certain to become permanent or prominent starters.

Talking about incorporating the youth, Ancelotti did speak highly about Real Madrid’s youngsters, especially Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo Goes. The Italian also passed a statement that Vini should be scoring more goals and that is quite true.

The Brazilian has been excellent in beating his man and breaking into the box but has ineffective in converting his chances. Meanwhile, Rodrygo has been calm and composed in the final third and it will be exciting to see if he gets the nod to be a starter under Ancelotti.

Another talent that Ancelotti could divert his attention to is Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian has not enjoyed much continuity under Zinedine Zidane who failed to develop a system under which Odegaard could thrive.

This where Don Carlo can excel, he always likes playing with a number 10 or using one from the bench to change games. We’ve seen it with Isco and James and Carlo might just do an excellent job with Odegaard.

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Then there’s Fede Valverde who has been an excellent backup in the midfield. With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in their thirties, Ancelotti will have to rotate his midfield often and Federico could come in handy in such moments. His pace and sheer explosivity with the ball could be useful if Ancelotti implements a counter-attacking system.