At Real Madrid, the objective is none other than to continue growing and they aim to do that by raiding the transfer market in the offseason in Europe.
The team is looking be more competitive in future seasons and wants to win a treble for the first time in its history, with Kylian Mbappe expected to be the latest addition on that quest.
The message from those in charge to Carlo Ancelotti and his men, right after their 4-1 Super Cup final victory over Barcelona, is to keep their feet on the ground and wait for the celebrations to truly begin.
Whilst the superiority of Los Blancos at the moment cannot be argued, Madrid want to continue to develop their arsenal and to establish a dynasty that stands firm in the face of dynamic changes in soccer.
So to achieve this, there is no room for arrogance or false superiority. The Super Cup does not change anything and the real judgement does not come until the end of May 2024 when they will aim to have LaLiga and the UEFA Champions League in the bag.
The executives of Real Madrid have believed in their players, even in moments of doubt last season following the elimination againstManchester City in the Champions League semi-finals, and they proved it in the summer by moving on Karim Benzema.
During the last few days, the artificial debate about the urgent need for Real Madrid to sign a new center-back has been pushed online and but they do not believe that it’s necessary, preferring their home grown talents.
Confidence, not arrogance from the squad assessment
Do they think that they can improve the current squad? Yes. They are working on it and the positions to be reinforced are marked but they’re not going to panic and sign anyone and everyone to fill in those spots.
At the start of the campaign, the priority objective was to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich. Real Madrid believe he will lock down the left back role and provide a good challenge to Ferland Mendy, when the latter is healthy.
Many names are appearing in the center-back question and one of them is that of the young Lille center-back Leny Yoro. For the moment, it’s just a first monitoring, as happens with many others players from all clubs around the world.