JABAR EKSPRES – One Twitter account called Extra Time Indonesia is in the spotlight because it issued a term that is quite astonishing for Real Madrid. The term is “Diamond Midfield from Ancelotti Haram Football”.
The term came out not without reason. As we all know, Carlo Ancelotti with Real Madrid is known as a reactive coach, or the term from football fans is “Poor Tactics”.
While coaching El Real for the second period (2022-present), Carlo Ancelotti is known to always play the same strategy. Pass to Vinicius jr. and hope for a good finish from Karim Benzema. This tactic worked in his first year as El Real won La Liga, UCL, Club World Cup, Spanish Super Cup and European Super Cup.
In his second season, his usual tactics worked quite well. However, in the middle of the season they had problems because some Real Madrid players did not perform like the 2021/2022 season. This made them only able to win the Copa del Rey.
In the summer of 2023/2024, many Real Madrid players chose to leave. Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, and other players. Of course, this situation is not a good thing for the club that owns 14 UCL titles.
Luck seemed to be on Real Madrid’s side. They managed to secure the services of 20-year-old midfielder from Borrusia Dortmund, Jude Bellingham. El Real managed to beat rivals who were eyeing the player like Liverpool and Manchester City. With the arrival of Jude Bellingham, the choices in Real Madrid’s midfield are increasingly diverse.
Carlo Ancelotti’s creative ideas came out. He made Real Madrid like AC Milan in 2007 who used the 442 diamond formation.
Jude Bellingham was plotted in position 10 like Ricardo Kaka at AC Milan. Then, Carlo Ancelotti also installed other young midfielders such as Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, and Aurelien Tchouameni.