press conferenceCarlo Ancelotti does not hide that Real Madrid are on the verge of winning the league. The coach continues to encourage concentration, he thinks that nothing is decided yet. Luka Modrić will get a break against CA Osasuna, ‘Carletto’ said in the Matchday 33 pre-match press conference, while in Karim Benzema’s case it’s not necessary. In Casemiro, the Italian gave the green light.
CARLO ANCELOTTI on…
…the 33rd day against CA Osasuna (Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., on the live ticker REAL TOTAL and on DAZN): “The message is the same as in all the other games. We are close to the championship but we still have important games to play. It will be difficult against Osasuna. We are preparing to win and get even closer to the title.
… the question of whether he already feels like a champion: “No, I have a lot of experience. We are very close to the title, we are doing it very well – and we have to keep doing it. It’s not over yet. We have a big chance tomorrow to get closer even more of the championship with a win. That’s everyone’s state of mind.”
…a possible championship in the away match against Atlético: “Our calculation is quite simple: get three points against Osasuna and then think about scoring three points against Espanyol. And if more is needed, three points against Atlético. I don’t need to be a mathematician, I like history more. We will try to win the game against Osasuna.”
… the question of whether he would rather be champions or winners of the Champions League: “Both. Both turn me on.
…voices that Real have often been lucky lately: “The magic has this stadium, this club. Luck? I have always considered happiness as a quality. If you tell me that I am lucky, then I have another quality. Napoleon said that he preferred to have lucky generals than quality generals.
…the chance to become the first manager to win four Champions League titles and the chance to become the first manager to win Europe’s top five major leagues: “Which of these proposals is the most difficult? I don’t know. Winning is difficult, it takes a lot of you. I can’t do it alone. Let’s talk about luck again. I had the opportunity to coach big clubs which give you the opportunity to win trophies. The manager rating is not only about titles, because there are managers who do a fantastic job, for example avoiding relegation. You can look at this in the same way as title. I was and am lucky to coach great clubs that give you opportunities like this.
…Karim Benzema and a possible break before the semi-finals of the Champions League: “I think if the player is fit, he doesn’t need to rest. He’s not tired, he’s not overloaded. I don’t think it’s worth not putting him on. He is on a roll, I’ll prepare it tomorrow.”
… Rodrygo Goes, who recently proved his worth: “Rodrygo is having a good season. When he was substituted he made more of a difference. Against Paris Saint-Germain, against Sevilla – every time he came on he didn’t change the game, but showed his energy, quality, intensity, speed and ability. That helped us. Marco (Asensio) did very well too, he is having a very good season, scoring a lot of goals. We appreciated the quality of both.
…Luka Modric: “Modrić is one of those players who is a bit tired, so tomorrow I will give him a rest. He won’t play.”
… Casemiro, who missed the last training session: “Casemiro had a little problem in training yesterday, like this (Luke) Jovic and Mariano (Diaz). It’s small problems. But we will still have a week to prepare for the semi-finals. All three will be available against City.
…Vinicius Junior: “He seems calm to me when he’s not scoring. He’s not obsessed with scoring goals. He’s motivated to help the team and has been doing very well since the start of the season. That he’s scoring is important, but it is not the most important.
… the current leaks on Gerard Pique and the Supercopa in Saudi Arabia: “I have ears to hear and eyes to see, but I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to get involved in it.”
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Ancelotti obliterates Casemiro – break for Benzema ‘makes no sense’
Carlo Ancelotti does not hide that Real Madrid are on the verge of winning the league. The coach continues to encourage concentration, he thinks that nothing is decided yet. Luka Modrić will get a break against CA Osasuna, ‘Carletto’ said in the Matchday 33 pre-match press conference, while in Karim Benzema’s case it’s not necessary. In Casemiro, the Italian gave the green light.
04/19/2022, 01:07 PM