Real Madrid continued their pre-season activities by holding a trial against Rangers last weekend. Against the Scottish League champions, Los Blancos slipped.
In this test match, Carlo Ancelotti tried to combine several first-team players with some of their younger players.
Names like Lucas Vazquez, Marcelo, Nacho Fernandez and Isco combined with young players like Rodygo, Antonio Blanco and Victor Chust.
Appearing dominant from the start of the match, Real Madrid managed to take the lead through Rodrygo’s quick goal. But in the second half Rangers managed to reverse the position thanks to goals from Fashion Sakala and Cedric Itten.
Despite the defeat, some of the young players that Ancelotti played in this match stood out. If they can maintain their performance, they may become Don Carlo’s ace cards in the 2021/2022 season.
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1. Martin Odegaard
After being loaned out to several clubs in the last four years, Martin Odegaard returned to Real Madrid this summer. This season, this young Norwegian national team player will most likely get a full opportunity to prove his quality in the El Real squad.
Apart from Rodrygo, Odegaard did play very well in the match against the Rangers yesterday. Previously he was predicted to be Luka Modric’s successor as El Real’s starter.
Playing as a starter for Los Blancos, Odegaard performed very well with several passes and passes that were quite dangerous for Rangers, one of which was successfully used by Rodrygo to score. Unfortunately several times his teammates did not maximize some of the opportunities he created.
With the age of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos getting older, Ancelotti does not seem to need to force the two senior midfielders to play. Odegaard has proven he is ready to be the center of the new El Real game.
The Real Madrid right-winger, who has strengthened the Brazilian national team several times, is ready to become Don Carlo’s ace in the 2021/22 season. Because since the beginning of his arrival for Real Madrid he performed brilliantly in the Los Blancos attack line.
Although Zidane at that time trusted Marco Asensio more than himself, Vinicius often gave surprises when given the opportunity. The 20-year-old has often shown impressive performances, such as when he scored a hat-trick in the Champions League in 2019.
In the match against Rangers, he proved his quality with dribbling and skills from the Samba country, he scored one goal after dribbling two players made by Steven Gerrard, and scored his goal with a kick from his left foot, although not playing full he became the most dangerous player in the game. the fight.
3. Alvaro Odriozola
Known as a player whose performances for Real Madrid have been frenetic, Alvaro Odriozola has shown a glimmer of hope that he can become the player Carlo Ancelotti has relied on in the 2021/22 season.
In the friendly against Rangers, Odriozola proved himself ready to replace Dani Carvajal who is often injured. Playing for 90 minutes, Odriozola became a solid wall in the defense of El Real along with Lunin. He made several interceptions and tackles that stopped the Rangers’ attacks.
His performance is indeed not optimal, but if honed properly by Don Carlo, Odriozola can be a very valuable asset in El Real’s defense next season.
4. Sergio Arribas
Playing as a substitute, Sergio Arribas could be one of Ancelotti’s main prospects from Castilla.
The player who replaced Luka Jovic in the friendly match managed to steal the audience’s attention by doing dribbling and good passes.
The speed and dribbling off the 19-year-old often overwhelms Rangers defenders. This player can provide many options for Ancelotti because he can be played on both flanks.
In the next test match against AC Milan which will be held on August 8, Ancelotti may need to give the young man more playing time. Who knows he could be a cheap solution for the needs of Real Madrid’s strikers next season.
5. Andriy Lunin
The next young player who could become Real Madrid’s ace in the 2021/22 season is Andriy Lunin. The Ukrainian goalkeeper could be considered by Carlo Ancelotti for more playing opportunities in the 2021/22 season.
Trusted to start against Rangers, Lunin showed a promising performance. This time in the position of goalkeeper. Although his goal was broken twice, he made at least three crucial saves throughout this match.
Seeing this promising performance, Carlo Ancelotti might consider making him a competitor to Thibaut Courtois rather than loaning him to another club.
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