Why Ancelotti doesn't play Modric and Kroos as often as last season - it's not because of their age
The reason why Luka Modric and Toni Kroos have much less game time this season isn't their age or lack of form. According to the Telegram channel La Saeta Rubia, Carlo Ancelotti isn't just replacing older midfielders with younger ones.
Real Madrid board 'severally' told Ancelotti not to start 2 players – he did it anyway
Real Madrid board are unhappy with Carlo Ancelotti for starting Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in midfield, with the emphasis on giving youth a chance this season. According to Mario Cortegana of The Athletic, Ancelotti was told by Florentino Perez not to start the two legends together on several occasions last season.
Ancelotti explains benching Tchouameni and Joselu against Atletico Madrid
"By playing Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, I tried to have a bit more control in the middle," Carlo Ancelotti told the media after Real Madrid lost to Atletico Madrid 3-1."I also wanted to me to rest Tchouameni who has played many matches, including the ones for the national team," he added.
4 players superb, 3 could've done better: Real Madrid players performance tier list for Union Berlin win
Real Madrid had to work hard to get a 1-0 win over Union Berlin in their first game of the 2023/24 Champions League campaign.A solitary goal from Jude Bellingham in added time was enough to help Los Blancos get a narrow win.
'They contribute a lot': Ancelotti highlights importance of two Real Madrid stars after Union Berlin win
Carlo Ancelotti was relatively pleased with the performance of his players and the substitutes in Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Union Berlin.He had some kind words for veteran midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric after the game, saying: “They contribute a lot.
'Should get chance to prove himself': Real Madrid fans name ultimate XI for Union Berlin clash
Real Madrid are set to kick-start their 2023/24 Champions League campaign when they host Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, 20 September.Ahead of the game, Los Blancos lost Dani Carvajal to injury.
Ancelotti names Modric among options in Real Madrid attack, snubs one notable attacker
After Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he feels that his attacking options have been limited by Vinicius Jr’s injury.He answered: “Rodrygo, Joselu, Bellingham, Valverde, Modrić we have options to attack.
Real Madrid's best XI to tackle September fixtures shown in lineup
Real Madrid are set to return to action at the weekend, when they face Real Sociedad at home on 17 September (Sunday).That will mark the first of five matches in the space of two weeks for Los Blancos, which also includes a Champions League clash against Union Berlin and match against Atletico Madrid.
Luka Modric makes Ballon d'Or claim, mentions teammate who deserves to be on shortlist
"I'm glad to be in the [Ballon d'Or] top 30, and I'm also happy for [Josko] Gvardiol who deserves it with his performances," Luka Modric has told the media."I'm also happy for Livakovic who is nominated for the best goalkeeper.
Bellingham used in unusual position with England – what it could look like at Real Madrid
Jude Bellingham has played on the left wing almost all the time against Ukraine.Bellingham's heatmap, per SofaScoreThe Englishman often went into duels, winning 7 out of 12 individual battles and completing 3 out of 4 dribbles.