Real Madrid’s 2021-2022 pre-season begins today, July 5, with 13 players due to having medicals in the morning and then the first training session with Carlo Ancelotti in the evening.
Andriy Lunin, Dani Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo Vieira, Alvaro Odriozola, Ferland Mendy, Isco Alarcon, Martin Odegaard, Lucas Vazquez, Mariano Diaz, Rodrygo Silva, Brahim Diaz, and Luka Jovic will be among the 13 players, with some of them still figuring out their futures as the club attempts to transfer them and cut the squad ahead of the season.
Ancelotti will be lacking the services of most of his key players, including Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema, Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Eder Militao, and David Alaba, due to international commitments, so implementing his strategies will be difficult until the majority of them return to the squad in the coming days.
However, it appears like many of these players will be joining the club before the end of the month, so Ancelotti will be eager to begin working with the group.
Real Madrid player’s performances in the EURO 2020
Real Madrid fielded eight players to Euro 2020, but none of them advanced to the tournament’s semi-finals.
France has fielded teams featuring Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane, while Belgium has featured teams with Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard. Luka Modric played for Croatia, Toni Kroos for Germany, and Gareth Bale and David Alaba for Wales and Austria, respectively.
Benzema’s status as Real Madrid’s goal scorer grew as a result of the EURO. He was Real Madrid’s top scorer at the tournament, with two goals against Portugal. Real Madrid players have also thrived in the role of assist men. Both Alaba and Bale have two assists each. With assists from Hazard and Modric, Real Madrid’s players had a total of six assists in EURO 2020.
The Los Blancos players performed admirably at the Euros, with four of them receiving the Star of the Match Award: Benzema (Portugal vs France), Modric (Croatia vs the Czech Republic), Bale (Turkey vs Wales), and Alaba (Austria vs North Macedonia).
Also Read: Euro 2020: Top 5 goalkeepers so far