Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has continued his tirade against Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The Germany international, ­expected to play against England on Tuesday, recently claimed his departure was down to the fact ­Ancelotti did not believe in him.

Ancelotti is quoted by the Daily Star: "Ozil wasn't ­comfortable. I knew he'd been speaking with another club ­because he wanted to leave.

"Mesut understood that he had competition, that he wouldn't be able to play every game - and 'I'm off' was his answer.

"I prefer to have Angel Di Maria for the team's balance. Di Maria is better than Ozil for group dynamics."

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