|Mourinho: Preseason 2011-2012|
The main task for the Portuguese coach is that the four new players who are in California under his command (Varane, Callejon, Sahin -now injured- and Coentrao) learn concepts that the rest of his teammates have learned since last season, because Mourinho used the 4-3-3 system in several games (against Atletico, Sevilla and Valencia for example).
This metamorphosis is largely due to the arrival of Nuri Sahin. The fact that Xabi Alonso and Khedira are untouchable players for Mourinho, forces to change the scheme and look for a position for the star signing of Real Madrid (for now). The double-pivot Xabi Sahin is weak on defense and keeping the couple of the last year, Real Marid's football would be predictable.
On the other hand, Mourinho is very aware of the new reinforcements even when coaching in California. Real Madrid still working these weeks to complete the template ahead of the season just started. The coach knows the possibility of the signing of Neymar in January and is attentive to the possible incorporation of Emmanuel Adebayor.