Ozil left unhappy by Bilbao snub


Real Madrid manager Carlo
Ancelotti admits that midfielder
Mesut Ozil is unhappy after he
was left out of the 3-1 win over
Athletic Bilbao.
Ancelotti’s men cruised to victory
against the Basque side on
Sunday, with Isco finding the net
twice and Cristiano Ronaldo
scoring his first goal of the
However, Ozil was forced to watch
from the bench as Ancelotti
omitted him from the starting XI.
Ozil also showed his frustration
at being substituted during
Monday’s 1-0 over Granada as he
stormed straight down the tunnel
and reportedly spent the
remainder of the match on the
team bus.
Ancelotti accepted that the
Germany international, who has
been linked with both Arsenal
and Manchester United in the
transfer window, was displeased
not to have featured against
Bilbao, but insisted the decision
was not related to a prospective
“It’s normal Ozil is not happy
now,” he said.
“I don’t like players who like
staying on the bench. He is not
happy, which is normal.
“It was a technical decision for
lining up (Angel) Di Maria with
more pace and intensity and
that’s it.”
Real full-back Fabio Coentrao is
another player whose future has
been the subject of speculation,
but Ancelotti is adamant the
Portuguese will not be leaving
the Bernabeu.
“Fabio Coentrao is staying,” he
“I think everybody is happy
although I understood he wanted
to leave. I didn’t have the will of
his leaving and I think everybody,
the club, players are really glad
of this decision.”
On making it three wins out of
three in La Liga this season with
victory over Bilbao, Ancelotti
added: “It was a good match.
“It is true we didn’t start with
intensity but after 15 minutes
the team started to do well with
more pace. I think team are

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