Ancelotti speaks up as he has just two strikers left after losing four forwards

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has spoken about his squad, after losing four forwards at once.

The Los Blancos will be without Eden Hazard, Mariano Diaz, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema – meaning only Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo are the remaining forwards in the senior team.

Speaking about the loss of his players, Ancelotti said: “It’s apparent that today four forwards like Eden, Mariano, Asensio and Benzema are leaving.

“That’s where we have to act and we’re going to do so calmly. We have time to do it calmly. We’re looking for a striker who can score goals and link up well with the others.

“The profile of a striker bearing in mind that we have two youngsters up front who are starting to take more of a leading role. Vini Jr. from last year and Rodrygo has progressed more this year. He’ll be a forward who plays great football like Asensio or Karim.”

On the two forwards in the squad,  Ancelotti added: “At the moment we only have two forwards, but I’m not worried at all because we have all the time we need to sort it out. You win games with and without forwards.

“Forwards are more likely to score, but it makes a difference when a team plays solidly, compactly, with effort and as a team.”