Carlo Ancelotti does not play hide and seek. Real Madrid are under pressure after losing to Villarreal in La Liga, beating Valencia on penalties and beating FC Barcelona in the Supercopa. The importance of the cup clash – which can be seen exclusively on HLN tonight – against Villarreal is demonstrated by the presence of two cannons in the base. Captain Karim Benzema and the decisive Belgian abroad in 2022, Thibaut Courtois.
Ancelotti even revealed the basic positions of Benzema and Courtois at the press conference. By choosing Courtois, he surprised backup goalkeeper Lunin, who is usually preferred over our compatriot in the Copa del Rey. Real needs its saviors. This means that Eden Hazard is back on the bench. He was allowed to start against fourth division team Cacereño two weeks ago, but then didn’t convince – neither did his teammates. Since then he has not acted for a second. Despite Ancelotti’s (empty) promise that he will be allowed to play more in 2023 than in 2022.
Source : HLN