Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/2/13
Carlo Ancelotti underlined the importance of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo happy after his side beat Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1. The Portuguese international was last night deployed as a second striker, behind Kaka, in contrast to the previous two games against Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain, in which he played in a more central role. This prompted speculation that Ancelotti was experimenting with a formation in preparation for the signing of Tottenham star Gareth Bale, who normally plays in a similar role to the Portuguese, on the left side of the attack behind the striker. Ronaldo has in the past explained that he does not enjoy playing as a center-forward, preferring a freer role, and after the game Ancelotti made it clear that the forward needed to be played where he felt most comfortable. Quoted in AS, he told reporters: "Cristiano needs to play in the position that he wants to. "I will not change his position because he is comfortable in his usual position. He is the one who has to...
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