Sergi Valentin reports that Florentino Perez blames Carlo Ancelotti for Real Madrid’s on-field struggles. The club president is unhappy with some of Ancelotti’s decisions. He even visited the locker room to speak with him after a draw against Real Betis.
Perez advised Ancelotti to play certain players more often, including Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio. Meanwhile, he insisted on giving less playing time to Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. The Real Madrid president expressed this during a conversation with Ancelotti after a draw against Real Betis.
Combining administration and management in football usually doesn’t work well. Since coaches should get the freedom to make their own decisions.
Ancelotti preference clashing with Perez choices
It was recently disclosed that Ancelotti viewed Luka Modric and Toni Kroos as the pioneers of his project, with both midfielders being seen as certain starters in important matches. Since Perez has now directed that the two midfielders should be given less playing time, there appears to be a significant conflict between the Real Madrid president and Ancelotti.
Furthermore, the Italian coach has recently chosen Alvaro Rodriguez over Marco Asensio. The issue of the 27-year-old’s involvement has widened the divide between the two sides.
It remains to check whether Ancelotti will follow his own judgment or comply with his superior’s demands. Undoubtedly, his choices in terms of team selection will have a significant impact on Real Madrid’s performance in the crucial weeks ahead.
Real Madrid’s upcoming schedule includes a La Liga match against Espanyol. Also the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Liverpool is around the corner. With these important matches coming up, there is little time for the team to revisit their winning ways. However, Real Madrid are the ones to always make a late comeback by the end of the season.
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