‘You! You gotta acknowledge me!’: Real Madrid winger Rodrygo is publicly disguised by angry boss Carlo Ancelotti after the £40m star stormed off ‘caught in his own rage’ in Villarreal win
This is the moment Real Madrid winger Rodrygo was publicly disguised by his manager Carlo Ancelotti after he stormed when he was substituted off in the Copa del Rey clash against Villarreal.
The £40million Brazilian star was replaced by Dani Ceballos after 56 minutes – the Spaniard played a crucial role in Real Madrid’s incredible second-half comeback.
By the time Rodrygo was removed by Ancelotti, a lackluster Madrid were 2-0 down in the Copa del Rey round of 16 against Villarreal, who they later won 3-2.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave Rodrygo a dressing in the Villarreal win
The winger stormed away when he was substituted and failed to acknowledge his manager
Ancelotti was far from happy with the Brazilian but later downplayed the feud between them
Video footage shows an angry Ancelotti approaching Rodrygo on the Madrid bench, wagging his finger at him and seemingly saying, “Tu a mi, me saludas,” which translates to “You, you must acknowledge me.”
Marca claimed that Rodrygo’s frustration stemmed from the fact that he was trapped in his own anger at his performance.
The Brazilian stormed away, stifling a handshake from his manager before taking a seat on the bench.
After the game, Ancelotti downplayed the spat, explaining: “I told him not to forget to offer me his hand when he was substituted. I think he forgot.’
Rodrygo is said to have been caught up in his own anger after enjoying a frustrating evening
Dani Ceballos, replacing Rodyrgo, grabbed an assist and the match winner to seal a 3-2 comeback
Just a minute after Ceballos replaced Rodrygo, he helped Vinicius Jr halve the deficit.
And after Eder Militao equalised, it was Ceballos who scored the decisive goal to seal victory for Ancelotti’s side.
Ancelotti said he was delighted with the win, adding: “We weren’t good in the first half but the team showed great character in the second. We fought for everything and changed the history of the game.”
The win will ease the pressure on Ancelotti, although there may be more fires to put out in the coming days.
Midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni watched the Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons NBA game in Paris while his team worked at Ceramica Stadium. The France midfielder is recovering from an injury and was unavailable for the game.
Victory in the Copa del Rey sends the LaLiga champions into the quarter-finals where they meet rivals Atletico Madrid.
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