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Carlo Ancelotti after Atletico Madrid draw: We preferred him

Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, details tactical brilliance in the derby draw against Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid might be disappointed with a single point from the Madrid derby, considering their challenges, but overall, they’re likely satisfied.

Antonio Rudiger and Vinicius Junior were absent due to injury. Joselu Mato was initially set to replace Vinicius, but Brahim Diaz played instead.

Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to choose Brahim over Joselu proved brilliant, with Brahim scoring Real Madrid’s goal and posing a constant threat. Ancelotti explained the choice to Marca.

“We would have had to change the whole defensive system with Joselu, so we preferred to go for Brahim.”

Real Madrid believed they deserved a penalty against Atleti, a point Carlo Ancelotti didn’t openly discuss. However, he did address Rudiger’s situation and Camavinga’s late-match struggle with a knock.

“Hopefully Rudiger will be back next game.

“Camavinga’s injury? Nothing, just a knock.”

Leading La Liga by two points, Real Madrid faces crucial contenders Girona at Santiago Bernabeu next weekend. Carlo Ancelotti aims to have as many players available as possible.

Alex Lundy
Alex Lundy
A lifelong football fan, Alex loves to dabble in its history, especially FIFA World Cup. But his love for sports doesn't end at football since he loves watching NBA and Formula1 too. Reading novels and watching classic films takes the rest of his time.
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