Madrid Press: Carlo Ancelotti hits back at Tata Martino

Madrid Press: Carlo Ancelotti hits back at Tata Martino


Carlo Ancelotti has hit back at Barcelona boss Tata Martino after comments made about the potential transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

The newly installed manager at the Camp Nou said the world record price tag for the Welsh winger was ‘disrepectful’ to the rest of the world while many people struggle in the tough economic climate.

But responding to those comments, Ancelotti claimed Martino “does not know how European football works, or even how his own club works as they too have spent heafty sums of money on the transfer market”.

Speaking of Bale, AS has more pictures of him relaxing by the pool in Marbella as he awaits his move.The 24-year-old flew to the south of Spain at the weekend and is expected to complete the deal on Tuesday, after Madrid’s match with Granada on Monday evening.

The keeper debate rumbles on in the press, and Ancelotti tried to put an end to it yesterday saying neither Iker Casillas or Diego Lopez play in goal, but just that the Real Madrid goalkeeper plays in goal. According to Marca, Arsenal have made tentative inquiries about Casillas and his availability.