Real Madrid boss Ancelotti yet to find best system for Ronaldo and Bale

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he's still working to find the best system for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he's still working to find the best system for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

Bale is beginning to find his form since his summer arrival from Tottenham.

Ancelotti said: “With Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, the best system is 4-3-3. Bale took a while to arrive, so at the start I sought a 4-4-2 for greater balance. With Bale I went back to the initial idea and now we need to find that balance. As we saw from recent games, there’s a lot of work to do!

“The counter-attack is the simplest way of creating a scoring opportunity. Clearly just using the counter means you don’t have an identity, but when there’s space for it with the strikers we’ve got, it becomes lethal. There is a certain demonization of the term in Spain and the word has to be used carefully.

“I was talking about Hernan Crespo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic told me: ‘He was a great striker, but not someone who can win a game by himself. There are only three of those: Ibracadabra, Messi and Ronaldo.’ Ibra is right.”

 
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