It has been reported that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insists they were right to turn down Angel di Maria’s contract demands.
The Italian tactician has not been shy in criticising Di Maria over his bank-busting move to Manchester United.
He told Cadena COPE this morning: “He asked for a lot of money and preferred to go to earn more, I agreed with the club because there are times when you should say no.”
Ancelotti has better feelings about Xabi Alonso’s departure to Bayern Munich.
“In Xabi’s case it was different because he asked to go, I have a lot of respect for him but we have good options in Kroos and James.”