Reporter Park Joo-seong = Coach Carlo Ancelotti made a point.
The British media ‘Sports Bible’ reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Coach Carlo Ancelotti honestly expressed his reaction to Rodrygo for ignoring his handshake.” 안전놀이터
Real beat Villarreal 3-2 in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Real conceded two goals first, but calmly scored three and turned the game around.
In the process, Rodrygo was substituted in the 11th minute of the second half. Upon seeing the substitution sign, Rodrygo left the pitch in disappointment. Here, I ignored Ancelotti and sat on the bench.
Director Ancelotte thought for a moment, then approached Rodrygo and told the story with hand gestures. All of this was captured on relay cameras.
After the game, Ancelotti spoke about the situation. “I didn’t want to take that risk because Rodrygo was physically a bit tired. He seemed to have forgotten to shake hands. There is no particular reason. I told him not to forget the handshake.”
Rodrygo may have been in a bad mood, but Ancelotti’s choice was a success. Substitutes Ceballos and Asensio turned the game around with good performances.