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Ancelotti: “Hazard’s problem is that I prefer someone else”


Eden Hazard, on the Camp Nou bench last Sunday.AFP7 via Europa Press (Europa Press)

More than two years after signing for Real Madrid, Eden Hazard saw Barcelona dressed in white for the first time on Sunday. Actually, he did it from the band with the warm-up clothes. It was his first classic in a call-up after missing the previous four due to injury, but he left the Camp Nou without minutes. The narrowness of the scoreboard until Lucas Vázquez’s sentence in 94 did not encourage Carlo Ancelotti to reel it. An invisibility on the grass still in the great duel that abounds in the endless misfortune of the Belgian.

“The problem that Hazard has is that the coach prefers another player,” Carlo Ancelotti commented on Tuesday in the preview of the duel against Osasuna (21.30, Movistar LaLiga). “I am convinced that this season will have its best version. He has to hold on. He has all the characteristics of a Real Madrid player ”, the Italian coach cleared in an almost clonic response to those issued by his predecessor, Zinedine Zidane, and the Belgium coach, Roberto Martínez. A common prediction that does not end with the most expensive acquisition in the club’s history (115 million). The underlying reasons always end up referring to the long list of medical parts of the attacker. His injury in the semi-finals of the Nations League three weeks ago left him out of the Champions League match against Shakhtar and at the last minute he joined the Barcelona expedition. A non-virtuous circle that is bordering him more and more.

And more this season after the eruption of one of the phenomena of the course, the effervescent Vinicius, also a protagonist at the Camp Nou. “What I like the most about him is that he tries whenever he can. He does a lot of acceleration and is intense with the ball ”, said the white coach. And the worst? They asked him. “He must improve without the ball. He can do it without problem because he is humble and likes to work ”, he added. In the chapter of the debit he also included his experience deficit to isolate himself from the stands, as happened in the culé fiefdom, where Ancelotti asked him not to attend the respectable. “It gets confused with the public,” he said yesterday.

Minor issues, in any case, before your sorpassso in the rival area (seven goals and five assists). The first bet of the Italian coach was Hazard (starter in the first two duels in Vitoria and the Ciutat de València); However, the emergence of the Brazilian relegated the Belgian to the bench to the first of changes (on the third day), from where he has already left sporadically and with very poor results. For the moment, his natural position on the far left has a permanent owner in Vinicius and, if Ancelotti continues to give continuity to the 4-3-3 system – the most natural for this squad, according to the Italian coach -, the field of action of the Belgian is sensitively restricted.

For the attacking zone, Madrid is also close to recovering Gareth Bale. “Yesterday [por el lunes] received the medical discharge. Okay, working individually and in a week you will do it with the team. The only chance that he can play before the next national team break [dos semanas a partir del 8 de noviembre] it’s the game against Rayo [sábado 6]”. The Welshman had started the first three games.

The clash against Osasuna, the day after the convulsion of a classic, you will see on television. “You have to be careful with this match,” warned Ancelotti. “It is a team with good dynamics, intense, defending well and with danger in the area. The classification speaks very clearly ”, concluded the merengue coach. It may be a new window of opportunity for Hazard.

“Koeman suffered from rudeness”

The most forceful Ancelotti appeared when he spoke about the Koeman incident at the Camp Nou exit after the classic. “You cannot tolerate rudeness. It is a social problem, not just soccer. The person was disrespected, not the coach. Koeman is not a coach, but a person who works as a coach ”, stressed the Italian coach. A few hours earlier, in Barcelona, ​​the affected person told how he experienced it: “I was not scared. At one point I thought about going out, but in the end I decided not to, “he commented with a laugh. In any case, he did denounce, like his white counterpart, that it is “a social problem.”

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