Carlo Ancelotti reveals why he was critical of Brahim Díaz after substitution vs Valencia

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has, late on Saturday, opened up on his sideline discussion with Brahim Díaz, during the club’s meeting with Valencia.

Real and Díaz welcomed Los Che to Spain’s capital for their La Liga clash and it proved an altogether productive evening for the star-studded Blancos, who, owing to goals on the part of Dani Carvajal, Vinicius Jr (2), and Rodrygo (2), ultimately marched to the right side of a 5-1 result.

Real’s display, as a collective, proved a superb one, with brace-hitters Vinicius and Rodrygo, in particular, having stood out.

In the midst of his side’s rampant outing, Carlo Ancelotti was nevertheless left frustrated by one member of his squad, namely Brahim Díaz.

After hauling the former AC Milan man off with 20 minutes to play on Saturday, Ancelotti was spotted in discussion with Díaz on the sideline.

And, post-match, the Italian went on to reveal that this came owing to his midfield dynamo’s continued ‘backheels’, an aspect of his game which Ancelotti is not a fan of:

“I told Brahim not to do backheels because I don’t like them.”

Ancelotti also revealed that, after being hooked late on, Vinicius informed him of his desire to ‘play more’.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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