Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben pointedly refuses to defend Carlo Ancelotti – “the important thing is we’re a team”.
The German champions were thrashed 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain last night, piling the pressure on the Italian Coach.
It’s widely expected Ancelotti will leave Bavaria at the end of the season, possibly for a return to Milan, with Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann to replace him.
One of the reasons for his expected departure is a rumoured rift with his squad, and Robben refused to defend the Italian after last night’s game.
“Are we behind Ancelotti? I won’t answer that question,” the Dutch winger said in a post-match interview.
“It was a painful defeat, and we can talk about that.
“The team the Coach chose? I won’t say anything about that, because any word would be too much.
“The important thing is that we’re a team now, we need to find calm and anyone making their dissatisfaction clear isn’t helping the team.”