Real Madrid fans are angry with manager Carlo Ancelotti for his selection of the starting lineup for their La Liga clash against Espanyol on Saturday.
Some fans are not happy with the Italian tactician once again deploying Eduardo Camavinga at left-back. Others are displeased with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric not being rested ahead of Los Blancos’ Champions League clash against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Fans took to Twitter to slam Ancelotti’s decisions, making it clear that he should have kept their upcoming clash against Liverpool in mind.
Here are some reactions from Twitter:
Real Madrid prepare to face Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid are set to take on Espanyol at home on Saturday as they aim to keep pace with La Liga leaders Barcelona. Los Blancos are currently nine points behind the Catalan giants, with 14 games remaining this season.
Espanyol, on the other hand, are in a tough spot in the bottom half of the table, sitting 13th with just a two-point cushion above the relegation zone. They will have their work cut out for them against a Madrid side that is determined to claw back their deficit to Barcelona.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will need to keep winning and hope that Barcelona slip up as they enter a crucial phase of the season. With the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool on the horizon, followed by a trip to Camp Nou for an El Clasico showdown, Madrid cannot afford any slip-ups.
Their home record this season has been impressive, with 25 points picked up from their 11 games at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, they will be up against an Espanyol side that has managed a respectable 14 points from 12 games on the road this season.
Despite their recent struggles against Los Blancos, Espanyol will be hoping to cause an upset. However, they face an uphill battle as Madrid have won six of their last seven league games against them, scoring seven goals in their last two encounters.
Espanyol will be hoping to take advantage of any potential distractions caused by Real Madrid’s upcoming Champions League fixture against Liverpool. However, the hosts will be looking to maintain their focus and secure a vital win in their pursuit of Barcelona.