More positives than negatives for Real Madrid on their US tour

Real Madrid return from the United States with their bags full of confidence ahead of the big game of the summer, the UEFA Super Cup.

Results aside, it is widely believed that the intensity of training while visiting the United States could make the difference against Eintracht Frankfurt.

There were 28 players on the plane to the United States, including four B-team players, and 29 on the return trip, as Borja Mayoral joined late because of the situation of his vaccination card.

real Madrid started by losing 1-0 in the Las Vegas classicfollowed that up with a 2-2 draw against Club America of Mexico in San Francisco and finished with a 2-0 win over Juventus in Los Angeles.

Along the way, results and performance have improved in tandem.

The positives of Real Madrid’s US tour

The two new recruits, Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni, were instant starters. But they already know that in Helsinki they will be on the bench, like Carlo Ancelotti reserved this match for those who made it possible: the winners of the 14th Champions League.

The centre-back surprisingly made his debut at left-back where the coach tested him in the previous training session.

He then moved to centre-back left and then right. The leadership and character of the German, as evidenced by the fight against Barcelonaimpressed real Madrid Fans.

Chuameni started well, then slackened and was present in the final third of the pitch later.

The coaching staff and dressing room were impressed and pleased with his physique and motivation.

The promising glimpses of Asensio and Hazard

Marc Asensiothe contract of expires in June 2023 but he scored the decisive goal against Juventus in the last game of the tour.

In the absence of interesting proposals for him to real Madrid to think about it, it seems to stay, although August is a very long month.

It’s still not clear if Eden Hazard will be used as a false nine or just a wide forward, but he’s had some promising moments on the trip.

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