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Real Madrid's team each is week is being guessed at by the media, and the coach is not pleased...

Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini is unhappy that the media constantly try to predict his starting team for each game and grill him about his choices in the build-up.

The Chilean coach is preparing Los Merengues for their Champions League opener against FC Zurich in Switzerland on Tuesday and once again the guessing game has begun.

With so many stars at his disposal, Pellegrini must decide how he fits them all together to form a coherent unit, and he does not think that the media need to join in so much.

"These are statements that have been doing the rounds in the press, but I've always said there are 23 players and the coach decides at the end of a long week," he was quoted as saying by AS.

"There is no fixed policy on rotations, I can play a team for three straight weeks.

"But we will try to use the largest possible number of players so that nobody is left behind."

Lucas Brown, Goal.com

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