17:26So far the Carlo Ancelotti press conference. Thanks for your attention and until next time
Ancelotti: I am lucky to see a footballer like Benzema train and play, who has a lot of quality, humility and commitment.
Ancelotti: I don’t have an A team or a B team. I have a very complete and competitive squad
Ancelotti: I think it is important that in the center of the field we have many useful players for this demarcation. The tricky thing is when you don’t have these high-quality players.
Ancelotti: I am not surprised by the criticism for some of my approaches in the field. I can be wrong but I will never admit it publicly.
Ancelotti: Militao and Alaba are doing well and getting on well. We are improving at the back, but defense is a collective commitment of the team.
Ancelotti: The motivation is always the same, but the Champions League is always something special for Real Madrid. This club is more used than others when it comes to winning this competition and that gives us a certain advantage.
17:18PLAN FOR MODRIC
Ancelotti: I am happy with what Luka is doing. Against Villarreal, the dynamics of the game changed. I changed him not because he had not done well, but playing ten minutes less in a game can avoid injuries for the future.
17:17ANALOGY WITH ZIDANE
Ancelotti: It’s hard to say anything about it because the squad has changed a bit. I don’t like to compare this team to Zizou’s. He won three Champions in a row. I would like to win one more.
17:15PROBLEMS IN DEFENSE
Ancelotti: It is true that in the past we have had problems with injuries. We had to change the position of some players. Lucas Vázquez is the best winger if we have to push.
17:14MENTALITY FOR THE CHAMPIONS
All Champions League matches must be prepared very well. The Sheriff is not very well known. He’s doing good things in this competition; it is a fast and well organized team. We have to put maximum concentration.
17:12Nacho’s press conference ends, turn for Ancelotti
17:12LACK OF GAME CONTROL
Valencia, Inter and Villarreal are very good rivals we have faced and it is not easy to win. Real Madrid have shown their face and we will continue to improve in the next matches.
17:10ABSENCE OF BOUQUETS AND VARANE
Now, without them, we pass an exam every game, both at the level of the fans and the press. We have very important players in defense.
Of course we have to improve defensively, but we still haven’t lost. You have to continue polishing things.
17:08IS IT CONSIDERED OWNER?
If you look at it from the beginning of the season, I think I am. I am always prepared to face the largest number of games.
17:07WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE SHERIFF?
The game is very important to us. He is a rival that we do not know much about, that is the truth. We face this meeting with the desire to take advantage of the game. The goal is to win, as always.
17:06ROLE IN THE TEAM
I am a player of the house who knows perfectly the values. There are many beautiful things to live for.
17:05FAVORITE REAL MADRID?
We don’t care about favorites, because we are going to have the same pressure. We are very confident and have a great Champions League. We will fight to the end.
17:04REAL MADRID INVICTO
The coach already knew us quite well and has a lot of experience in football. It has made the good pineapple of previous years make it better. Now we can’t be better
I can play in different positions, although I consider myself central because of my qualities. But I can also help the team as a winger. I am used to changing positions.
17:02POSSIBLE PENALTY OF ALBIOL
The play is a clear penalty. Albiol is late to touch the ball. It was strange that the VAR did not stop even five seconds in analyzing the play. Anyway, I think we have good referees in the Spanish League
17:01Nacho appears before the media
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