Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed plans of playing Cristiano Ronaldo as a striker this season.

Ancelotti's use of Ronaldo so far this preseason has set tongues wagging in Spain.

And he confirmed: "My view is that he should be comfortable playing because he is a very important player, but we do not need him to change his position. He does not have to do much defensive work but rather be ready when the team has the ball."