Imanol Alguacil: “They have changed the drawing, but it is the same Real Madrid as always”


The Real Sociedad coach, Imanol Alguacil, acknowledged that Real Madrid, his rival this Sunday in LaLiga EA Sports 2023-2024, “has changed the drawing”, but assured that “they continue to compete in the same way” and it is the team merengue “as always”, at the same time that he warned that they should go to the Santiago Bernabéu “without any complexes” and “without fear.”

“We have to win and it’s not going to be easy because there, every year, it costs a lot, not only for us, but for any team. But we go without any complexes, without fear, as I always say, with humility, with respect for the rival in front of us, but also with the maximum ambition and with the maximum enthusiasm,” said the coach in the preview of the duel in the Madrid stadium, where they want to “continue making history.”

Alguacil commented on the whites’ new system based on the diamond with Jude Bellingham as the spearhead, a pattern that “in the medium-low retreat turns into a 4-4-2, also taking the two forwards off a lot.” “You have to be prepared for anything, it is true that until now they have used the diamond more, but because of the players they have they can change their drawing even starting with the diamond,” he added.

“They are playing with another drawing, but then in terms of numbers, in terms of potential, it remains the same. They have changed the names, at specific moments the drawing, but I think they continue competing in the same way. They have been 12, it is the usual Real Madrid, so that does not change and the Bernabéu is as always, it will continue to be the Bernabéu,” Alguacil warned.

Asked about Bellingham, he highlighted his “talent” and his “youth.” “A good, talented, quality player does not need an adaptation period because he is very good and that is what Bellingham is showing. It half surprises me,” he concluded about the midfielder and Real Madrid’s top scorer so far this year. .