Carlo Ancelotti confident Real Madrid can handle injury problems
Madrid take on Cadiz this weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti is confident Real Madrid can cope with their current injury problems ahead of Sunday’s trip to Cadiz.
Madrid are on a run of seven LaLiga matches without defeat and will be out to go top of the table with a win before current leaders Girona play on Monday.
Los Blancos will be without a host of leading players due to injury, with the likes of Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Eder Militao and Aurelien Tchouameni all unavailable.
But boss Ancelotti says there is no cause for concern as he has complete faith in his squad.
He said on the Madrid website: “We’ve had injuries that have hampered us, but the squad is solid.
“We’ve always been competitive despite the absences. We go into the game full of confidence and we hope that the injured players recover soon. We’re convinced that we can handle the problems because we have a squad that gives me confidence.
“Those who have played less have an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to show how good the players are that make up this squad.”
Madrid take on 16th-placed Cadiz before facing Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday and then Granada in the league three days later, meaning Ancelotti’s side face three games in seven days.
Ancelotti criticised the hectic schedule.
He added: “The calendar cannot be sustained and those who draw it up have to look at this.
“Now we have this problem and it will increase because there will be a World Cup and a Champions League with more matches.
“The only solution is to reduce the number of games and this can be done by LaLiga, UEFA and FIFA, but they do the opposite.
“It’s all good if you reduce the number of matches and that will reduce the number of injuries and improve the quality of the spectacle.
“I’ve seen 8-0 games and 14-0 games and I don’t know if that makes much sense.”