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Real Madrid manager says it’s ‘normal’ to have unhappy players

Carlo Ancelotti took charge of Real Madrid over the summer after the departure of Zinedine Zidane. Just a few weeks into the 2021/22 season, he has already made some big changes in the squad. As such, some players have excelled while others have found themselves in the sidelines more often that they would like.

Last week, reports came out that Marco Asensio is unhappy about his lack of playing time so far this season. He is under contract with the club until 2023, and would like to play a bigger role within the squad after spending a large amount of time recovering from a knee injury during the 2019/20 season.

He made a reasonable comeback in 2020, but hasn’t found a consistent spot in the starting lineup. Ancelotti remained philosophical about the situation, saying that “It’s normal that those who aren’t playing aren’t happy.”

H also looked at the situation as a positive thing, saying that “If Marco Asensio or Isco or Luka Jovic aren’t happy with not playing then that’s normal, that’s good.” He then assured that all three players that he mentioned will have their time in the spotlight.

He said the same last week, emphasising that he fully intends to make regular rotations.