Injury situation not normal at Real Madrid – Carlo Ancelotti

Injury situation not normal at Real Madrid – Carlo Ancelotti


Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti says the club’s injury record this season is not normal and point to an underlying issue that needs to be resolved.

Los Blancos are 12 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and out of the title race once more. Following their defeat to Atletico de Madrid in the derby two weeks ago Cristiano Ronaldo made comments about the injury record saying they would be in contention if players like Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale had been fit for longer periods.

The 10-time Champions League winners have seen that trio, along with other experienced players such as Sergio Ramos and Pepe sidelined at various times this campaign leading to a lack on consistency in team selection.

Speaking to Sina Sports, Ancelotti, who will take charge of Bayern Munich next season, said: “The facts show that something is being done extremely badly. Since the start of the season there have been 22 muscular injuries at Madrid. Make your own conclusions, but in a club like Madrid that situation does not seem normal.”

He went on to add that he believes Zinedine Zidane will ensure a review is carried out and the Frenchman, despite his lack of experience, will take the club forward next season.

“Of course Madrid need self-criticism, to analyse their mistakes and fix them. I am sure Zidane and the players are doing so. They can work it out together,” he commented.