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Football: Real Madrid boss admits mistake to sell Oezil

Published on Jan 14, 2014 11:19 PM

LONDON - Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that it was a mistake to sell the classy playmaker Mesut Oezil to the English football club Arsenal.

The Spanish giants allowed the German to leave for London in September after splashing out a world-record £85 million (S$177 million) on Tottenham's Gareth Bale.

And the Italian manager believes now that they may have erred in doing so.

Ancelotti told Gulf News on Monday: "I think we made a mistake when we gave him the possibility to leave the club."

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