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Carlo Ancelotti is not worried about David Alaba's injury
Madrid managed to get a 3-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspol. It was a comfy win for Madrid even if defender David Alaba suffered a slight knee sprain but manager Carlo Ancelotti isn’t worried. Madrid’s win was a solid performance because the squad followed his game plan.
The main reason behind Madrid’s win was their play down both wings. He combined the talents of his wingers, midfielders, and full-backs to create a potent offence. The tactic worked because Madrid kept firing the ball to the wings and they managed to score three goals created from either wing.
Carlo discussed how much the strategy worked out for him. He said, ‘On the right, if Rodrygo stays open then (Luka) Modrić can play between lines and the full-back can go up. If Rodrygo goes inside then Modrić drops a little deeper. Sometimes these positions have to be controlled more with an inside midfielder and other times with a winger, but it depends also on the characteristics of the players and the opponent’.
During the match, Alaba suffered an injury that forced him out of the game. It was a slight knee sprain which means that it is not too bad of an injury. There is a chance that Alaba will be back by Madrid’s game on the 28th of November against Sevilla in La Liga.
However, Carlo wanted to ensure that Alaba is okay by subbing him out of the game. The Austrian defender is one of the biggest pieces in their squad and if he’s out for a long time, it will be a huge blow to Madrid’s chances of winning both La Liga and the Champions League in the 2021-22 season.
Carlo talked about how he’s not too worried about the injury. He said, ‘Alaba had a small knee sprain and it doesn’t seem too concerning because he doesn’t have much pain. He’s feeling quite good. We hope he can play on Sunday’.
It will be fun to watch this Madrid squad in full strength against the other top teams in the competition. They have already booked their place in the round of 16 and they are looking to repeat their success from previous years in the UCL.
Words: Cholo Martin