‘Should start’, ‘Nothing left to play’ – Real Madrid fans surprisingly claim they want to see a player in form against Cadiz
Real Madrid fans think Carlo Ancelotti should have given Eden Hazard a go-ahead when Los Blancos take on Cadiz away in La Liga on April 15. The Madrid giants go into the game 13 points behind Barcelona.
There is also a showdown in the UEFA Champions League second leg against Chelsea at the weekend. Fans believe Hazard, who has barely started a game lately, should have received the nod for the Cadiz showdown.
Thibaut Courtois starts in goal for Los Blancos. Lucas Vasquez, Eder Militao, Antonio Rudiger and Nacho Fernandez are the four defenders. Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde and Dani Ceballos are the three midfielders.
Marco Asensio and Rodrygo Goes partner Karim Benzema in attack. However, fans believe Hazard should have been given the chance to redeem himself.
Since joining from Chelsea in 2019, the Belgian has failed to repeat the form he has shown for Stamford Bridge club. He has made just 74 appearances for the club in an injury-plagued stint. Hazard has scored seven goals and provided 12 assists for the Spanish giants.
He has also been sporadic this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist. However, the Belgian made a nice cameo and picked up an assist against Real Valladolid on April 2.
One fan wrote about Hazard on Twitter:
“Hazard should begin.”
“I still can’t imagine Hazard not starting even if Vini is out. Carlo could have easily started with Hazard Rodrygo & Asensio, there is nothing left to play in La Liga, give Hazard minutes ffs.”
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter as Real Madrid’s line-up for the La Liga away game against Cadiz was announced:
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti sent a defiant message ahead of the showdown in Cadiz
Real Madrid have underperformed in La Liga this season by astronomical standards. The fact that they are 13 points behind Barca is proof of that.
However, Carlo Ancelotti claimed that the team would fight to the end regardless of whether they finish on top or not. Speaking to the media ahead of the Cadiz showdown, Ancelotti said:
“My players are motivated to prepare the right strategy for the game. We’re in a competition that we have to respect. We’re behind but we want to do our best. There are nine games ahead of us. If we can’t .” If we’re at the top, we’ll fight to the end to secure at least second place. The players know that and this jersey demands that attitude.”
Real Madrid are expecting a clash with Chelsea tonight after the Cádiz game.