Ancelotti reveals the players he’d bench against Getafe

Real Madrid will play host to Getafe on Saturday before next week’s Champions League meeting with Manchester City.

The Real Madrid boss has insisted he’d play a competitive squad against Getafe, but will also rest players who are tired from the Man City game.

“We still have some doubts with players who picked up knocks Tuesday and have not yet recovered,” said Ancelotti in his press conference.

“(Ferland) Mendy and (Dany) Ceballos will return, they can play tomorrow.

“I won’t be taking risks as we have fresh players but it will be a very demanding match against an opponent that’s fighting against relegation.”

“The players who have doubts are not going to play and those who do play have time to recuperate,” he added.

Ancelotti dismissed suggestions that other clubs in the relegation battle might feel aggrieved at Madrid playing with a weakened team.

“We’ll try to win tomorrow with the best team possible,” he said.

“I’ll try to preserve tired players but those who are available will play.”