Real Madrid coach Juande Ramos insists Guti is not in his squad for today's clash with Osasuna because of an ankle injury.

Guti has blasted Ramos in the press over recent days, but the coach says: "He says he has an ankle problem. For me, all players are equal and the treatment I give is for the benefit of all.

"Any decision I make is for the benefit of Real Madrid."

Ramos added: "I trust the professionalism of a soccer player, when they say they cannot play I believe them.

"I can only say that the decisions I make I make in favor of the team."