Asked about Eden Hazard’s problems, the Real Madrid coach preferred to be ironic.
Eden Hazard didn’t play a single minute for Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico, although he’s now fully recovered.
Carlo Ancelotti discussed the status of the Belgian and explained that he prefers other options at the moment, as evidenced by the fact that he selected Rodrygo for the Clasico, the Brazilian having responded with an assist.
“Hazard is ready, but his problem right now is that he has a manager who prefers other players, which can happen in a team like this,” Ancelotti said at his press conference on Tuesday.
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“The important thing is that he stays motivated and that he works hard to be able to play again, and that is what he does.”
“His time will come. I have no doubts that he will return to his best at some point this season.
“He just has to come to terms with this situation for now, because sometimes the coach may prefer other players.”
One of the players Ancelotti prefers at the moment and who is an unmistakable start is Vinicius and the Italian has been asked about the winger’s great form.
“What I love most about Vinicius is that he always tries to shake things up, playing hard and working hard,” said the coach.
“He still has to improve without the ball. He will do it because he is humble.”
Ancelotti insisted during the press conference that he doesn’t have to work a lot to motivate players like Vinicius or Hazard or anyone else.
“I have a self-motivated squad so that’s what I work on the least,” he said. “These players are very committed.