Real Madrid star’s availability for Madrid derby to be decided late, says Carlo Ancelotti – “He’s shown a lot of improvement”

Introduction to the article:
The article discusses the potential availability of Antonio Rudiger for the Madrid derby and the impact his absence could have on Real Madrid’s match against Atletico Madrid.

Rudiger’s Thigh Injury

The German defender suffered a thigh injury in the victory over Getafe, casting doubt on his availability for the upcoming match against Atletico Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Statement

Carlo Ancelotti provided an update on Rudiger’s condition, stating that the defender has improved and will be included in the matchday squad. However, a final decision will be made closer to the match.

Replacement Options

With Aurelien Tchouameni suspended, Ancelotti mentioned that Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy are options to replace Rudiger. However, playing Carvajal out of position could present challenges for Real Madrid.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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