Carlo Ancelotti is extremely positive about the work of his colleague Xabi Alonso. The Spaniard has been impressive in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen and is being linked in Spain with succeeding Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
Pep Guardiola will not field his strongest eleven in the League Cup clash with Newcastle United on Wednesday evening. The Manchester City squad is dealing with several injuries, minor pains, and fatigued players.
So far, Real Madrid seems to have made a poor purchase with Arda Güler. The eighteen-year-old Turkish forward is still awaiting his first playing minutes in the senior team and seemed to be able to do that this week. Coach Carlo Ancelotti proudly announced that he would be available soon, but an hour later, a medical update followed with bad news.