Carlo Ancelotti has hinted at dropping Franck Ribery for Douglas Costa in the DFB-Pokal semifinal against Borussia Dortmund, due to the winger’s failure to impress him.
The former France international started the season quite well and impressed in the win over Dortmund earlier in the season, but h’s suffered a dip in form.
Ribery was poor in the match against Madrid and Mainz and was replaced quite early in both matches. His fitness was rumoured to be the problem, but Ancelotti has debunked such talks.
“Ribery is fit and can play on Wednesday,” Ancelotti stated at a news conference.
“He was out of the team the other day because he had not been playing well.
“Douglas Costa had some knee problems before, but he is doing better now. He is in a good shape and an option for the game against Dortmund.”