Real Madrid will look to restore their four point lead over FC Barcelona when they host Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu tonight. But the Yellow Submarine are also looking in a good form and this game wona t be a cake walk for the the Los Blancos. Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has heaped a praise on Isco, saying that the place of the midfielder in his starting XI is a non-negotiablea .
Real Madrid seem to have recovered well from their humiliating defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid last month as they have successfully defended their lead over arch rivals FC Barcelona. But the yellow submarine Villarreal are playing attractive yet productive football this season and Carlo Ancelotti also praised the style of play of his opponents.
a Villarreal is a team with a lot of quality, they play very good football, they are well organised and have good players. They’ve already beaten Atl tico and played well against Barcelona. They are a top La Liga side. We need our strongest team out there and to play as best as we can in order to win,a Ancelotti said.
Villarreal coach Marcelino has done an excellent job with his players and Ancelotti was full of praise for the Yellow Submarine manager.
a When a team have a style and an attitude like theirs, it means the manager is doing a good job. I like Marcelino a lot, because of the way he conducts himself and speaks. They’ll put out a fresh starting line-up against us, so it will be a very intense game and we’ll have to fight even harder. The fact that he’s changing a lot of players doesn’t necessarily spell good news for usa .
Meanwhile, ever since the long term injury to Luka Modric, Isco has become the vocal point of Real Madrida s midfield and Carlo Ancelotti had special words of praise for the Andalusian, claiming that his position has become a non-negotiablea .
a It’s difficult to decide on what the best position is for him. Isco has shown that he’s able to play in any position. He has also surprised us as a central midfielder, showing a good attitude towards his defensive duties and knowing where he has needed to be. If he keeps playing like he has been, his place is non-negotiable.a