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Ancelotti: Blatter Should Count to 10 Before Speaking

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has advised Sepp Blatter to count to ten before speaking after the FIFA President was filmed talking of his preference for Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo last week. And while Blatter apologized to both Ronaldo and Real, Ancelotti said the apology was too late.

"The damage is done,” the Italian said in his press conference ahead of Real’s trip to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. “All the responses have been good, but from time to time before speaking it is better to think and count to 10. I do it many times.”

As for the game, Ancelotti revealed that he would be making several changes to the starting 11 that thrashed Sevilla 7-3 on Wednesday, with a view towards Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash against Juventus. Holding midfielder Xabi Alonso will make his first start this season against Rayo after recovering from injury, while Luka Modric and Angel Di Maria are also likely to come into the team, with Raphael Varane, Gareth Bale and Sami Khedira dropping to the bench.

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