Despite the opening day win on Sunday, there are plenty of areas to improve – that’s the overall analysis of the Real Madrid press about the current state of affairs at Los Blancos.
Marca goes for a picture of Carlo Ancelotti out on the touchline on its front page today, contemplating the amount of work that needs to go into the team still until it becomes a well oiled machine. The Italian himself admitted the defending could have been better against Real Betis, while he will also want to see an improvement in how clinical his team is.
Los Blancos have come from behind more than any other team in La Liga in 2013, and Ancelotti will want to ensure his side ensure they don’t fall behind too often by taking their chances when they come.
In other news, a poll carried out by sensationalist paper AS claims 59% of Real Madrid fans would like to see Iker Casillas in goal rather than Diego Lopez. The World Cup winner should take his place in the starting line up against Al Sadd in the Trofeo Bernabeu on Thursday.
Finally, Real Madrid legend Raul, who will appear for both sides in that game, has been having his say on the Gareth Bale affair, claiming the player would be a wonderful addition to Los Blancos, but the price is a bit too high.