Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti denies he has problems with Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale.
The Italian coach does not seem to be including Hazard in his plans, as he didn’t feature at all in Real Madrid’s two games at the Supercopa de Espana last week, while Bale has missed several games due to injury.
“Nothing has happened [with Hazard],” Ancelotti said ahead of their Copa del Rey clash with Elche.
“The only [thing is] that there is competition in the team and I have to choose the best [players] in each game. This affects many players, I can’t deny it. Nothing has happened, [Hazard] is training and waiting for the coach’s call. I think he will be ready when he plays.
“At the moment he is still a Real Madrid player. He is training and he is focused. We have nothing else to think about.
“Nothing strange has happened [with Bale and Hazard], it’s just that there is competition and the coach, which is me, who has to choose the best [line-up] for each game.
“I try to be fair and choose the best. Sometimes you are very good and you don’t play. I’m also talking about Nacho [Fernandez], Marcelo, [Dani] Ceballos, Isco, [Luka] Jovic…”