Giorgio Chiellini gives his verdict on Real Madrid ahead of the new season

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Former Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has given an assessment of the Real Madrid team.

The Italian defender who moved to MLS side LAFC after his exit from the Juventus Stadium last season was on ground to watch his former his side in action against us during our US pre-season tour.

The Italian who is considered as one of the finest defenders of his generation hailed the Real Madrid team.

“I cannot say the best in the world, but they have a very good defence and a different one,” he said.

“I think also Nacho, he has improved a lot in recent years, he’s fantastic.

“At the beginning many people didn’t think about him as a good player but instead I can link his name to [David] Alaba, [Eder] Militao or [Antonio] Rudiger because when he plays he’s fantastic and makes a big difference.

“Real Madrid have these players all over the pitch, defence, midfield, attack too, they are all fantastic. It’s a very big club who deserved to win all the Champions Leagues in the last years.”