Real Madrid deservedly won the Champions League title last season. Now they will look to defend their title, as they are making the necessary changes to their roster and their tactics will be updated from a year ago. Defending the title is never easy, but this is a side that has the starting 11 and bench to back them up to last such grueling competitions.
One player that the club has added is none other than Toni Kroos, the German international who won the World Cup with Germany just days ago and the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2013. The 24-year-old has experience well beyond his years and is calling his transfer to the Spanish capital a “dream”. He will add control, vision, patience, strength and an overall winning-mentality that will go well with one already at hand.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti will have to change his tactics here and there as teams now know that he enjoys a 4-3-3 style. Opponents will be wary of this and will know how to defend that by now. A switch to a diamond or a 4-2-2-2 will definitely throw opponents off, as will the counter-attacking style of the 4-2-3-1. His players proved that they could adjust to his style last season which was his first in charge. This time around, things will be a bit easier for the Italian.
Real Madrid are a club that is used to winning and has proven that they can handle the pressure. Last season, they missed out on the domestic league title, but they did win the Copa del Rey and of course Europe’s finest, the Champions League. This upcoming season will be their chance to win the treble. And with their new reinforcements and confidence from last season, winning it all is absolutely possible.