Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is furious with Croatia international Luka Modric for missing a penalty for Los Blancos in Friday night’s La Liga third-round tie against Celta Vigo.
The reason Ancelotti was furious was that Modric left the penalty to youngster Rodrygo, and the Brazilian missed it, with the opposition keeper reading his shot. After the match, the Italian coach made this nervousness clear.
“The hierarchy of penalties is known. Vinicius is first, and Modric is second. “After Vini was injured earlier, and Modric was in the game, then the penalty should have been taken by Luka,” Ancelotti said initially.
“He knows that and he had to take it. However, Rodrygo did. I don’t know why Modric allowed it because he not only knows that he is a striker, but you also told him before this penalty that I should shoot. The players don’t decide who takes the penalty, I do it!”, added the disappointed Italian.
before, he loses his mind for a moment and rages at the Real star
Modric did not start this match in the starting lineup, but entered the game five minutes before the penalty instead of Aurelien Tchouameni. And the fact that he is in Nanjing is probably one of the reasons why he didn’t want to shoot the penalty.
The reporters immediately asked Ancelotti if he was angry because they knew exactly what he had said.
“I did it. Because the penalty should have been taken by Modric and he knows it, but still Rodrygo took it. I am repeating it, even though the hierarchy is known, and this time I told Modric through Valverde that he must take the penalty. I don’t know why he didn’t, but of course we will talk about it in the coming days,” he concluded.
In any case, Real won last night with the result 1:0 and the only goal for the royal club was scored by Jude Bellingham at the end of the match. It was his fourth goal in three games played this season and Real won all three.