Ancelotti reveals goalkeeper rotation

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez will alternate in goal for the remaining League games.

The Real Madrid captain hasn’t played a single game domestically this term, with the Italian tactician deciding to play Lopez in the League, and Casillas in the cups.

But with four matches remaining, and the Champions League final on the horizon, the Coach has revealed that the two shot-stoppers will alternate.

“I have made my decision. Tomorrow, Diego López will play, Iker will play on Wednesday [against Valladolid],” he told a Press conference.

“After that, Diego will play against Celta and Iker, the final game against Espanyol.. I have spoken to both of them about it and they’re both in agreement.

“I’ve decided to do it this way because Casillas needs to remain active and it doesn’t seem fair to me to leave him out during the three weeks we have to prepare for the final.”

The capital club face Valencia on Sunday, and Ancelotti wants his men to focus on that, not La Decima.

“If we start thinking about the Champions League now, we’ll have gone crazy by the time the final arrives, we’re going to fight to win all of our remaining games.

“It won’t be easy against Valencia, but we need to win.”

The former Milan man then commented on some of the names in contention for Sunday.

“Modric is unavailable – he is still recovering from a knock to his calf. Khedira is now able to play and the rest of the squad are in conditions to play. Xabi Alonso will play in his usual role tomorrow

“If Sami is available, it means that he is fit to play. He recovered much quicker than we expected but we have to take great care with him; we have to take it slowly.

“We’ll be holding a practice match in Valdebebas next week and we will see how he gets on in that.”

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