Ancelotti: “If Chicharito is in this form he is non-negotiable”

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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti poured more praise on Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez after the Mexican struck twice in the 4-2 victory at Celta Vigo on Sunday night.

The Manchester United loan man fired Madrid ahead in the first half and added the visitors’ fourth in a must-win match against the Galicians at Balaidos.

Chicharito also scored the winner in the midweek Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid and his coach said he is undroppable in his current good run of form.

“He’s enjoying the period that he’s in, it’s a really good one,” said Ancelotti. “The whole team worked well. If Chicharito is in this form he’s non-negotiable, like Cristiano, Benzema, James, Bale, Ramos, Isco, Varane, Pepe… I have a team of non-negotiables, but only eleven can play and the rest stay on the bench.”

Hernandez is plugging the gap left by the injured Karim Benzema in Madrid’s attack and is set to start Wednesday’s home match against Almeria as well as next weekend’s trip to Sevilla in La Liga.

Madrid cannot afford to drop points in those matches if they are to claim a first league triumph under Ancelotti and the Italian is taking things one game at a time.

“Our objective is to force Barca to win every game,” he said. “That’s what the statistics say. At this moment in time we’re not thinking about other teams, but about what we have to do. We’re doing well and we’ll try to fight for La Liga until the final day, which is our objective.”

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