1. Jude Bellingham will be the key to Real Madrid’s victory
When Real Madrid spent a large amount of money to bring Jude Bellingham back from Borussia Dortmund, surely not many fans could think of the prospect that the English midfielder would directly replace the position left behind by Karim Benzema. But at the present time, no one doubts the ability of the star born in 2003.
Jude Bellingham did not take long to adapt to the new team. After 12 matches in all competitions, the 20-year-old star scored 11 goals and had 3 assists, an extremely remarkable achievement. He is the biggest hope of Real Madrid fans.
Marching to Camp Nou this Saturday, Jude Bellingham will certainly still be the most notable name on the “Los Blancos” side. If he shines to help Real Madrid win against Barcelona, the English midfielder deserves to become the leader of the Royal team this season.
2. Coach Xavi’s children
In the context of a series of key players such as Frenkie De Jong, Robert Lewandowski, Pedri or Raphinha being forced to be absent due to various injuries, coach Xavi Hernandez had to put his trust in young “homegrown” talents. .
Lamine Yamal, Fermin Lopez, Marc Guiu are three mature names from the La Masia academy who have often been given opportunities by the Spanish strategist recently, and they also have certain contributions to bring. Many important victories for the home team at Camp Nou.
The upcoming El Clasico match is considered a “coming of age ceremony” for the children that the 43-year-old leader has high hopes for. If they defeat Real Madrid, Barcelona fans can completely rest assured about the club’s future.
3. El Clasico match lacked true “number 9s”.
Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have problems with their strikers. Robert Lewandowski has not fully recovered, and Joselu has not been used by coach Carlo Ancelotti recently.
Most likely, Xavi Hernandez will use Ferran Torres to play as a “false number 9”. The Spanish attacker has the task of dropping back more to ensure connectivity between Barcelona’s lines. Joao Felix is more suitable for this role, but the Portuguese striker just got injured in the midweek match against Shakhtar Donetsk.
As for Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti has recently preferred to use a 4-4-2 diamond formation, with the trio in attack being Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham. Joselu will likely only be an option on the bench. The Italian coach wants to exploit the speed and youth of the three players mentioned above to bring the best results.
Huy Truong | 13:57 October 27, 2023