Under Ancelotti, Mendy is also an unquestioned starter.

Ferland Mendy made his Real Madrid debut under Carlo Ancelotti on October 19 away at Shakhtar Donetsk, after being out for more than five months due to injury. Since that game, he has been regarded the undisputed starter at left-back.

Mendy also started the El Clasico against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, was rested for the match against Elche, though he did come off the bench, and then started both home matches against Rayo Vallecano and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Mendy has now started five of Los Blancos’ previous six games, indicating that Ancelotti has already decided who will be his starting left-back. Meanwhile, Marcelo began his career at Elche, but Miguel Gutierrez has suffered under the Italian tactician’s tutelage.

Mendy was unable to compete in the 2020 European Championship due to a lengthy recuperation procedure that saw him miss a few games early in the season.

Real Madrid has only lost one game with him in the lineup, against Levante on January 21, while the Frenchman has 36 victories and 11 draws in the rest of the games he’s started.

The World Cup is on my mind.
Before picking up the injury that caused him to miss Euro 2020, Mendy was a part of Didier Deschamps’ France plans because to his flexibility, as he could play both centre-back and right-back.

In order to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Real Madrid defender will have to battle with Theo Hernandez and Lucas Digne for a berth in the France team.

Source Marca

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