Real Madrid: Ancelotti will not give Tchouaméni a gift


By: Manu Tournoux

Barely back from injury, Aurélien Tchouaméni will have to take it upon himself. The reason is simple: Real Madrid is in an emergency with an infirmary that continues to fill up. If Eder Militao has been injured for many weeks now, it is David Alaba who this time was affected by bad luck. The Austrian left prematurely against Villarreal and suffered a ruptured cruciate knee ligament. So, to compensate for his absence in central defense, Carlo Ancelotti could well be forced to take Tchouaméni down a notch.

Wednesday, during the pre-match press conference for Real Madrid, who face Alavés on Thursday evening (9:30 p.m.), the Mister explained that the former AS Monaco player will undoubtedly have to help out in defense, even if this is not his preferred position. “Tchouaméni doesn’t like playing central defender like Camavinga doesn’t like playing full-back. But he is very good as a central defender and he knows it. He understood that if there is an emergency, he will play central defender for one or two matches. Afterwards, Tchouaméni’s future at Real Madrid is as a pivot (midfielder), and we all know it., he explained. A solution which could be viable in the short term, even if Carlo Ancelotti does not close the door to reinforcements this winter: “The January market only ends on the 31st, we will look for the best possible solution. For now, we are in no hurry. We will finish the year well and then we will have time to make the best possible decision.”

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