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Two days after Actual Madrid’s superb efficiency in opposition to Chelsea (3-1), Carlo Ancelotti was current at a press convention on the eve of internet hosting Granada (9 p.m.). The chance for him to debate a number of topics together with Karim Benzema, Erling Haaland, Ferland Mendy and even his future. Phrases reported by the Actual France account.
On restoration after Chelsea
“It’s nonetheless ongoing, we haven’t totally recovered, tomorrow now we have an important match for the championship”.
“It’s a really lengthy profession, he’s grown, he’s taken on character, management, he’s at all times been good however now he stands out extra as a result of he’s extra decisive. He’s extra of a frontrunner.”
On the distinction in preparation between C1 and La Liga
“It’s true, leaving apart the bodily side, the psychological side is rather more sophisticated. Towards Chelsea, no must insist on the psychological side, solely ways, for this match in opposition to Getafe, it now we have to push them a bit extra to arrange them, to offer Getafe the significance it deserves”.
“He was nonetheless drained, he did particular person work. We’ll consider tomorrow for the match and if not for Tuesday”.
On a Benzema/van Basten comparability
“These are totally different durations, it’s sophisticated. However Van Basten, if we evaluate them… I believe each respect this comparability, each Marco and Karim”.
On the present season
“To date this workforce has given what they may give, thus far they’ve delivered. We reached the house stretch in a really, superb place. We made the cake, now now we have to place the icing on it”.
On teaching Actual Madrid
“I’m fortunate to have plenty of steadiness and tranquility. I’ve been fortunate in life and fortunately I had the Covid on the proper time, I remoted myself at dwelling and I don’t I listened to nobody and nothing (laughs). The coach solely stands out whenever you lose. Once we’re unhealthy, it’s solely the coach’s fault. I’ve to just accept that, particularly after we coach Madrid, it’s “It’s essentially the most stunning place on the earth. You must settle for criticism, that’s regular, the issue is criticism in groups that aren’t as huge as Actual Madrid”.
On his future
“On the finish of the season, the membership will consider my work and decide. I get pleasure from this environment and this work day-after-day”.
On Bale’s potential farewell to the Bernabéu
“He’s able to play, he needs to complete effectively at this membership. Going to the Bernabeu can be deserved and proper. He’s had issues, he hasn’t performed recently however he’s entered the historical past of this membership with its targets and its triumphs”.
On the influence of a potential arrival of Haaland (and Mbappé) on Benzema
“With Karim’s age and the truth that he’s getting higher and higher… it doesn’t change something for his teammates. Going ahead, he might be probably the most necessary gamers at this membership, with none doubt, no matter his teammate”.
Carlo Ancelotti was current at a press convention earlier than tomorrow evening’s match (9 p.m.) in opposition to Granada. And he returned to a number of sizzling points together with the bodily situation of Ferland Mendy and the good type of Karim Benzema.