Ancelotti has named Luka Modric, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Federico Valverde in his team’s starting XI in the absence of Toni Kroos. Camavinga could only make it to the bench for the clash.
The teenager has played 18 games so far this season but is yet to register a goal or an assist to his name. He has made seven starts for the Madrid giants so far this season.
Los Blancos snapped up the midfielder from Stade Rennais last year in a deal worth up to €40 million. He has since played 58 games for the club across competitions, scoring two goals and providing two assists.
Fans, however, wanted to see the player have more starting opportunities as they believe it will help him fulfill his potential. One fan opined that Carlo Ancelotti has an agenda and he won’t start the Frenchman even if the team had to play with 10 men.
Others were disheartened to see the player ignored from getting the first XI call up. Here are some of the best reactions across Twitter from Real Madrid fans:
Los Blancos could only draw their last league clash against Girona on October 30. Barcelona are currently at the top of the league with 34 points on the board from 13 games. Ancelotti’s side have 32 points in their kitty but have played one game less.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals Karim Benzema won’t play against Rayo Vallecano
Karim Benzema came on as a late substitute during Los Blancos’ UEFA Champions League win against Celtic on November 5. Ancelotti has now revealed that the Frenchman won’t be a part of the side to face Rayo Vallecano as he said ahead of the game (via realmadrid.com):
“Karim won’t play because he’s not feeling right. It looked as though he was okay but he’s struggling a bit and he won’t be available tomorrow. Against Cádiz I don’t think Rüdiger will be back, but Karim should be. Karim’s lack of game time has meant we have got to see other players with real quality, like Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius. We’ve coped well with
“Karim being out thanks to the quality of the other lads. When we come back after the World Cup, we’ll need Karim for the second part of the season”.
Current Ballon d’Or holder Benzema has scored six goals in 12 games for Real Madrid amidst enduring regular injury breaks.