Carlo Ancelotti reveals Jude Bellingham’s ‘best position’ for Real Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has stated that the number 10 role handed to new signing Jude Bellingham for the pre-season win over AC Milan is his ‘best position,’ but where the Englishman plays in the long run would be determined by the system used by Los Blancos. EnoughInfo.com
For the Milan game, Ancelotti lined up his squad in a 4-4-2 midfield diamond shape, a departure from the 4-3-3 style that Real has used for years. Manchester City Inform Bernardo Silva Of Transfer Decision
Bellingham’s unofficial debut was highly awaited, considering his signing from Borussia Dortmund might potentially cost £116 million. BREAKING: Court grants Emefiele N20m bail
“Bellingham is a fantastic player, a complete midfielder who brings intensity to matches and who also moves well without the ball,” Ancelotti said afterwards.
Carlo Ancelotti reveals Jude Bellingham’s ‘best position’ for Real Madrid
“He’s different to the other midfielders we have, able to find the free spaces. If we play the system that we played here, he’d be the number 10. If we play 4-3-3, maybe he can play left midfield or right midfield. But to try to use his characteristics, the best position for him is number 10.
“Bellingham’s positioning was good and he played well. Of course, it will take some time for the team to get used to his quality, which is extraordinary. His ability to get into the area is something we can make the most of this season. I have a good feeling about this and we’ll keep working.”
Although Real won the game, they had to come from behind against the Rossoneri, who initially went 2-0 up in the first though goals from Fikayo Tomori and Luca Romero. But a quick-fire double from Federico Valverde just before the mark got Los Blancos back level, with Vinicius Junior eventually going on to win the game with a third Real goal near the end.