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Ancelotti: Real Madrid could play Bale & Hazard in Champions League final against Liverpool

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Ancelotti: Real Madrid could play Bale & Hazard in Champions League final against Liverpool

The Italian coach says his side have no fitness issues to worry about as the European final approaches

Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale could both feature for Real Madrid in the Champions League final against Liverpool, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.

Bale has not featured for the Spanish champions since making a 16-minute appearance against Getafe on April 9, just his seventh match in all competitions this season.

Hazard, meanwhile, has played once since mid-February having been given 26 minutes in their penultimate La Liga match of the season.

What did Ancelotti say about Hazard and Bale?

“Hazard is training well, he can play in the final, Bale can play too,” Ancelotti told reporters.

“Everyone is motivated. Everyone can participate, whether it’s one minute or 10. It’s positive that everyone can do it.”

He added: “The team is fine. We had a little problem with Marcelo, but he will recover well.

“The team is in good physical condition, we are going to prepare for what we want to do.

“We’re going to give it our all. It’s the fifth final in eight years. This team has achieved a lot.

“The team is happy, calm, with good atmosphere. As we get closer to the game the worry comes, but it’s normal.”

Ancelotti’s son praises Bale

Ancelotti’s son, Davide, who is working as his assistant at the Spanish side, heaped praise on Bale ahead of the final, saying that everyone at the club admires him.

“Gareth is a guy that is loved around the place, from the coaching staff to his team-mates,” he sa…

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