Ancelotti explains why he didn’t bring on Arda Guler

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Real Madrid youngster Arda Guler was left on the bench all through the game, as Real Madrid battled hard against Rayo Vallecano.

It wasn’t going to be Real’s night, as the team kept missing chance after chance.

Guler made the squad for the first time this season, and Carlo Ancelotti has said it wasn’t right to bring on the youngster who hasn’t played football this season.

He said: “It wasn’t the right time to bring him on in the final minutes because there was a lot of battling and duels up top.

“We need to take it easy with Arda. He has started training and he will be playing soon.”

Ancelotti also admitted that the team gave their all against Vallecano, but it wasn’t to be.

The Real Madrid manager said: “We gave it our best shot in many different ways. We tried crosses, through balls, vertical passes.

“It didn’t work out and those who know this world know that it can happen. It’s important to believe until the end and the team pushed until the last second.”