119. This is the number of minutes played by Brahim Diaz with the Merengue tunic this season, or 3% of total playing time. Returning to the Spanish capital this summer after a successful loan from AC Milan, the 24-year-old does not really seem to fit into the plans of Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. Present at a press conference before facing Braga on Wednesday evening in the Champions League, the Italian was keen to deny certain rumors released in the press in recent days.
Called into the group for the meeting, the Spaniard received a positive message from Ancelotti: “I read that I had a problem with Brahim Diaz because he didn't have many minutes. “It’s not true, I have no problem with him,” he said. “He didn’t have minutes but I know he can help the team,” continued the Italian. “The competition is very tough, but he will have minutes. He’s a special player since he played for Milan.” To see if the attacking midfielder will take the field against Braga on Wednesday.