Madrid Press: Picking Sergio Ramos in midfield was a mistake

Madrid Press: Picking Sergio Ramos in midfield was a mistake


It’s pretty quiet on the Real Madrid front in the Madrid press this morning, with the the main story being Atletico de Madrid’s 1-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro last night.

But dig a little deeper and there are some interesting bits and pieces around. Firstly, Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti was interviewed by Marca to get his thought’s on the Champions League performance by Barcelona against Manchester City, and how he will approach the next Clasico fixture in March.

And he admitted that his experiment playing Sergio Ramos in centre midfield at the Nou Camp back in October was a mistake. Los Blancos went down 2-1 that night, and Ancelotti was heavily criticised for sending out an odd line-up from the start.

“It was a mistake, yes. But you have to remember that in that game had no Xabi Alonso and Asier Illarramendi was not fit,” he stated.

Elsewhere, Iker Casillas may make a return to the starting line-up in La Liga before the end of the season. The manager said both keepers have performed well, but there may be an opportunity for Casillas to play more regularly. The Spain number one recently set the club record for the amount of time without conceding a goal.