Real Madrid: Ancelotti criticized for snubbing Hazard, Bale against Barcelona

Former Real Madrid midfielder, Guti, has criticised manager, Carlo Ancelotti, for refusing to play Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale during the club’s latest defeat to Barcelona in the El Clasico.

Both Hazard and Bale did not play for Real Madrid as Barcelona defeated Ancelotti’s side 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

But Guti believes Ancelotti should have utilised Hazard to help Madrid pull level against Barcelona instead of featuring Mariano.

“I am Ancelotti and I look at the bench and I have Hazard, Jovic, Bale, Isco… and you are telling me that I can’t sub any of them in?” Guti told El Chiringuito.

“What is going on? I am getting lost.

“I watch the game against Barcelona and I see the Real Madrid bench and I find that in the second half the first change from Madrid is Mariano… How can this be? Aren’t Bale and Hazard there? Madrid’s first offensive change Mariano, who has not played this year?

“Real Madrid cannot just use 12 or 13 players. A big team that wants to fight for the Champions League, for La Liga and for the Copa del Rey cannot use just 14 players. What is happening here?

“Whoever does not want to play, he is not part of Real Madrid. This is that easy. But now let him say it.

“The club or Carlo Ancelotti has to tell that player, ‘go to a press conference and say I don’t want to play for Real Madrid’. Real Madrid is paying you… how can you not play?”

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