He can play anywhere – Ancelotti hypes up Real Madrid star

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Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with his forwards Brahim Diaz and Joselu following their fine performance against Las Palmas.

Diaz scored his opener in his first start of the season, while Joselu scored Real’s second against Las Palmas.

Ancelotti particularly sung the praise of Brahim Diaz, claiming that the 24-year-old can play anywhere across the frontline.

Ancelotti said: “Brahim and Joselu both contributed great things to the team.

“They could have found a bit more precision in the first half but we created danger thanks to the quality they both possess.

“When a player who gets less game time has his chance and plays really well, we’re always thrilled because it means he’s working hard and is motivated.”

Ancelotti went on: “Brahim can play anywhere across the front. If he plays as a number 10, he has to do more defensive work that doesn’t fit his characteristics.

“When he plays as one of the forwards, he moves brilliantly with the ball at his feet and he has such quality. Against a team who play very narrow, he has that ability in tight areas so that really helps us. He’s got such tremendous quality in tight areas.”