Carlo Ancelotti speaks out on Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham appeal plan

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has this evening spoken out on the club’s plans to appeal the ban handed down to star midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The name of Bellingham, of course, has taken its place back in the headlines in Spain across the day to date.

This comes after confirmation of the England international’s sanction for the red card shown to him on the back of Real’s weekend meeting with Valencia was forthcoming.

Bellingham, for his part, was sent off in the aftermath of the 2-2 Mestalla draw, owing to his (understandable) protests at referee Jesús Gil Manzano.

As much came after Gil Manzano cost Los Blancos what looked set to prove a vital three points in their ongoing pursuit of the La Liga title.

A split second before Bellingham nodded a fine finish into the far corner of the Valencia net, the official blew for full-time, sparking pandemonium between both sets of players.

As per Gil Manzano’s ensuing match report, Bellingham is accused of repeatedly shouting ‘It’s a f*****g goal’ in his face.

And as much proved enough, in the eyes of the Spanish football authorities, to give rise to a two-game ban.

Bellingham, as things stand, is therefore in line to sit out Real Madrid’s upcoming La Liga meetings with both Celta Vigo and Osasuna.

Speaking to the media ahead of his side’s Champions League showdown with RB Leipzig tonight, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of the ban handed down to his top scorer was put to the aforementioned Carlo Ancelotti.

And the Italian tactician went on to confirm Los Merengues’ plans to launch an imminent appeal:

“We will appeal Bellingham’s suspension because it is not fair,” he concluded.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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