Real Madrid: 3 mistakes Carlo Ancelotti keeps making over and over again

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Eden Hazard
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Casting some players out at Real Madrid

This could end up being the main reason why things end for Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid. When was the last time we saw Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, or Dani Ceballos given a real chance to prove themselves? This is not to even mention Gareth Bale or Isco since they have expiring contracts at the end of the season. When things are going wrong and change is needed, what does Ancelotti do? He either keeps the players on the pitch and tries a few tweaks.

If that doesn’t work, he brings on Rodrygo for Asensio, Lucas for Carvajal, and Camavinga for Kroos.

Only recently have we begun to see Valverde play a little more often. Even then, it would be safe to say that he would have been on the bench had Benzema been fit for the Clasico. He was one of the brightest spots on the pitch for the team on the night – which I know isn’t saying too much.

It’s not right to have players who know that they won’t be picked no matter what they do in training or on the field. How can you expect them to have any kind of motivation when you don’t even look at them twice? Is the manager so scared of change that he won’t take a risk in hopes that something good can happen? There is a reason why certain players don’t play, I’m sure. However, regardless of what it is, it can’t possibly be a convincing one.