Ancelotti said: "On Saturday, Dida did not reject the bench, he was injured on Friday night and on Saturday could not make the bench, there were written inaccuracies."

The coach added: "Gourcuff had a foot problem and was not available to play. It's inaccurate that Gourcuff was punished for his performance against Empoli. The same goes for Dida, who now is training well."