Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, head coach of Real Madrid, has revealed the reason for the absence of English star Jude Bellingham, a team player, from the match against Las Palmas in the Spanish league in the 2023/24 season.
A few minutes ago, the final whistle sounded for Real Madrid’s match against Las Palmas, which took place at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of the Royal Club.
Real Madrid managed to return to winning form and beat Las Palmas with two unanswered goals from Brahim Diaz and Joselu after losing to Atlético Madrid in the last round.
The Merengues thus managed to raise their tally to 18 points, finishing second in the La Liga table, one point behind leaders Girona.
It is worth noting that Real Madrid will begin preparations for the meeting with Girona in the eighth round of the Spanish Championship.
The meeting events will take place next Saturday at 19:30 Egypt and Saudi Arabia time.
The shocking reason for Bellingham’s absence from Real Madrid’s match against Las Palmas!
Ancelotti said at the post-match press conference about the absence of Modric and Bellingham: “I preferred to rest them, especially Bellingham, who was tired.”
He continued his speech by saying: “I don’t care what the CEO of Atlético Madrid says. Everyone says and does what they want. For me, he made a big mistake. No one is perfect.”
He added: “We have to continue to trust Rodrigo. He provided a wonderful assist to Jose. He contributed enough to the match in my opinion.”
As for Güler, he said: “After training, Arda Güler noticed something and suffered a slight injury. He is sad because he has already fully recovered. We have to wait a little. It is not serious, but that is why he did not have minutes.” Today.”
He stressed: “Vinicius came back with enthusiasm. He wanted to score and contribute to the team. He has fully recovered and is now preparing for Saturday’s match.”
He added: “There’s always room for improvement. They played very well today and that’s where the coach’s job remains. The goal of the match was to press hard, especially at the beginning, so that everything goes well, and in that sense the strikers were short of a goal.”
He added: “The two positions (midfielder and striker) are ideal for Ibrahim because of his skills. As one of the strikers, he moves very well, especially with the ball at his feet. It is very important to have a player like him.” »
He continued: “The players are well aware that rotation is very important. Modric did not play, Bellingham did not play either. We have to do this as best we can, including in the upcoming matches, before the next break.”
Regarding David Alaba’s replacement, he said: “At the moment we have Rüdiger and Nacho in the center of defence. Marvel, Carrillo and Castillo have been training and they are very good. At the moment we have no other choice.”