The 3 most important things Real Madrid learned in 2021

Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /


Carlo Ancelotti came into the Real Madrid job amid expectations that he will have retained at least one of Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos, as well as had Kylian Mbappe on his roster. But as things panned out, neither of the three players ended up being Madrid players come the end of the summer transfer window as Varane and Ramos left the club, while Mbappe never came.

Yet, he has done a tremendous job with the resources he has at his disposal and in fairness, this squad is substandard on paper as compared to previous season’s. Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio have looked very good on most appearances this season, whereas Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic have also been better than they have been in their troubled Real Madrid careers thus far.

Los Merengues could win La Liga this season and possibly more, but silverware or a lack of it must not dictate Ancelotti’s future at the club for a couple of years at least provided he continues on the same wavelength as he has in recent months. The manager is the right man to lead the club for several reasons, most crucially due to his experience and propensity to get the best out of all.

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During his first tenure, he was sacked under very harsh circumstances as injury crippled a potential treble-winning campaign. It has been so far so good for the former Bayern Munich boss who is very much capable of taking Real Madrid to the summit of Europe again with enough backing from the board.