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Carlo Ancelotti: I Do Not Regret Selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal

Italian states that Real’s present problems are at the back, and not up front. 

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New Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that he has absolutely no regrets whatsoever about allowing coveted midfield player Mesut Ozil to leave the Santiago Bernabeu last month to join Premier League giants Arsenal, according to reports on Football Espana.

The highly rated Germany international was surprisingly sold to the north London club for a whopping £42.4 million in the final hours on transfer deadline day.

Ancelotti was reportedly presented with a choice of either keeping hold of Ozil or Argentina international Angel Di Maria in the Spanish capital this season by los Blancos president Florentino Perez, with the Liga giants needing funds to help pay for the world-record 100m euro transfer of wide man Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

However, speaking ahead of Madrid’s Liga encounter at Levante this weekend, the experienced Italian manager said that he was happy with the decision which he made, despite the eye-catching start to his career at the Emirates made by Ozil since his arrival at the Gunners.

“I do not regret his departure,” said Ancelotti in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the league game with Levante, with the Madrid boss going on to explain that the club’s current problems were in defence, and not attack.

“I wish him well, but we do not need him because we are doing alright. Our problem is not in attack.

“We are scoring a lot of goals. The problem is balance. We have conceded a lot of goals.”

 

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