Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he has full faith in midfielder Asier Illarramendi despite not selecting him regularly this season. The 24-year old has been linked with a move to the Premier League as Arsenal want the talented midfielder. La Liga side Atletic Bilbao are interested in signing him as well. Ancelotti told reporters yesterday that there is no news regarding a move for Illarramendi and the Spaniard is very much a Real Madrid player, “There’s no news. He’s a Madrid player. “He hasn’t played much, but it doesn’t change our confidence in him, nor his importance in the dressing room. “At the moment, we have no intention of selling Illarra. He’s a major player. We need team players who aren’t only motivated and professional, but also ready to play. He’s one of these. “If you evaluate trust only by minutes, that the 11 players in a match are the only ones who are trusted, that’s no […]
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Brought in as a long-term replacement for Alonso, can Illarramendi live up to the expectations? TheHardTackle takes a look at how the Spaniard fits into this Real Madrid team.