Real Madrid unhappy with Ancelotti’s decision making in recent derby

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Real Madrid, despite having played just seven games this season, recently suffered a single defeat. Nevertheless, doubts have already arisen regarding Carlo Ancelotti’s performance at the club. The stringent expectations at this Spanish powerhouse mean that even one loss can go through significant scrutiny.

After the match at Civitas Metropolitano, Ancelotti took responsibility for the team’s loss to Atletico Madrid. He openly acknowledged that, in hindsight, he could have made different decisions and accepted the major portion of the blame. However, it seems that the Real Madrid leadership remains unsatisfied with the situation.

MARCA has compiled a list of actions by the Italian manager that can be considered as contributing factors to the team’s underwhelming performance against Diego Simeone’s side. These actions have not only negatively impacted the team’s display but have also stirred frustration within the Real Madrid leadership.

What mistakes did the Real Madrid manager make in the derby?

To begin with, Ancelotti’s choice to bench Joselu has raised eyebrows at Valdebebas. After all, the Spanish striker had been in excellent goal-scoring form. He played a pivotal role in the team’s recent victories.

The second significant error, according to the Real Madrid hierarchy, was the unnecessary alteration in formation. The team had been performing adequately and didn’t require shifting Jude Bellingham into a forward position for the derby.

The catalogue of mistakes doesn’t conclude here. MARCA also highlights Ancelotti’s choice to rest Aurelien Tchouameni. This could be the most crucial game, as the singularly most influential factor that handed Atleti the victory. It’s worth noting that the Frenchman has been in exceptional form throughout this season.

Another decision made by Ancelotti during Sunday’s game that drew the ire of the Real Madrid leadership was his decision to field Luka Modric and Toni Kroos together. This marked the first instance this season where these two seasoned superstars began a match in midfield. Ancelotti’s selections indicated his continued reliance on them for significant matches, whereas the hierarchy had hoped to see younger midfielders given opportunities in such crucial fixtures.

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