Ancelotti Angry at Fixture Congestion As Real Madrid Plays Every Midweek Since After World Cup

Ancelotti Angry at Fixture Congestion As Real Madrid Plays Every Midweek Since After World Cup

  • Carlo Ancelotti was keen to make a point about the remarkable demands being placed on players due to fixture congestion
  • Real Madrid has been playing every midweek across three different competitions since returning from the 2022 World Cup
  • The La Liga champions will be jetting out to Morocco for the Club World Cup as well as playing in three extra competitions

Carlo Ancelotti is furious with the organisers of football competitions, with the veteran manager wanting something done about the fixture congestion in the sport.

The Real Madrid boss has seen his side compete in at least four competitions concurrently this season, leading to his players in action every midweek.

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Real Madrid has had a game every midweek since the restart of football after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Helios De La Rubia.
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According to Football Espana, Ancelotti - who is set to lead Real Madrid to the FIFA Club World Cup next week - has now warned football organisers that players are likely to burn out soon.

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“...We can’t have rest days. We have to stop for a moment because if the players get tired, all of this is over. It’s a great excitement to play in all these competitions, but there is a limit. All of us together have to do something to avoid this.”

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Real Madrid are currently in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, the semi-finals of the Club World Cup, the Round of 16 in the Champions League, and in second place in La Liga.

Ancelotti makes title race vow

Meanwhile, Ancelotti vowed to keep fighting in the La Liga title race, despite Real Madrid missing a chance to close the gap to leaders Barcelona, 90MIN reports.

The veteran Italian manager has resisted writing Los Blancos out of contention for the La Liga championship regardless of the gap between the El Clasico opponents.

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Ancelotti insisted Real Madrid would keep fighting and keep competing for every game, stating it was far too early to concede in the Spanish league title race.

Ancelotti wants respect for Vinicius

Sports Brief also reported on Ancelotti leaping to Vinicius Junior's defence once again, after the Brazilian suffered many fouls against Athletic Club recently.

The Real Madrid star was once again involved in a physical battle at San Mames, with the 22-year-old subjected to six fouls by the opposition players.

Ancelotti has now called for more respect for Vinicius, who he feels is consistently being disrespected in the Spanis La Liga.