Michel: Young players at Madrid only got a chance under Del Bosque

Former Castilla coach Michel has stated that young players have not been given enough of at Real Madrid since the days when Vicente del Bosque was in charge.

Current boss Jose Mourinho has been accused of neglecting academy graduates in recent weeks, after electing to play Michael Essien as a makeshift left-back as opposed to Nacho, a youngster at the club.

The 49-year-old denied that he knew about the situation at the capital club, though he did admit that it has been a long time since young players were given an opportunity to impress for the Spanish champions.

“Mourinho will have information about the Cantera to publicise. I don’t know what is really happening,” he explained to reporters at a press conference.

“The only thing I know is that young players from the Cantera only got in the first team under [Vicente] del Bosque, not with the rest.”

Del Bosque, now in charge of Spain, coached Real Madrid across three spells, and delivered two Champions League title to the Bernabeu.

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