In the framework of the 5th round of La Liga, Real Madrid will face Valencia tomorrow night at the Mestalla. Carlo Ancelotti answered questions from journalists at a pre-match press conference.
A difficult match: “Physically, the team has recovered well. Tomorrow I think the team will be fine. It will be a demanding game because Valencia are playing well, they are on a good streak and they are confident. We are prepared.”
How does Hazard feel physically? “Hazard did not play the other day because he had a little discomfort in his knee. Yesterday it still bothered him. We will see what it is. His condition has improved, but you have to be careful because, due to his injuries in the past, get him to play two games in a row It can be a bit tricky. I feel confident and we all hope he gets back to his best form. “
The Bordalás team is playing hard, do you mind? “What worries me is that Valencia is a team that is playing well and with intensity. We are going to face a team that is doing very well.”
How long will Bale be injured? “We still don’t know how long it will take for him to recover. The injury is quite important. He was great, with us and with the national team. We have to wait.”
Four games in ten days: “The team is doing well. The statistics show that the team performed better in the second half. We have to improve in the first half. Those who are not playing are also all in good condition.”
Were you surprised by Camavinga’s quick adaptation? Yes, that surprised me a bit, really … We all know his physical and technical qualities, then he showed his personality in the field, which he did not know before. He is a player who is confident in his abilities. “
Do you talk to Asensio and Isco to explain that they will not have as many minutes as expected? “It is important to talk to the players when you make decisions. For me it is very difficult to warm up the players and they do not play. It is important to explain it. Sometimes you have an idea to bring in a player, but then the game changes plans. My idea it’s for the team, not the individual. “
How do you see Rodyrgo and what caught your attention? “I see a very complete striker, very fast, calm in front of the goal and who can play on both sides or in the center. He is the present and the future of Real Madrid.”
Tebas says that Real has money to sign Mbappé and Haaland … “With the club we are not talking about the transfer window now, but about what the team has to do in this period.”
Vinicius impresses, did you expect it? “In terms of the game, I see a player with impressive one-on-one skills. He started this season well, scoring. I am not a magician, I am just a coach who must give the players the confidence they need.” to express their qualities “.
Is there a natural replacement for Casemiro on the roster? Casemiro’s defensive quality is not easy to find in other players. We do not have a player with the same characteristics. Hopefully Casemiro can play every game, otherwise we will have to change the team’s strategy. The double pivot is also a solution. “
Are you worried that without rotations the team will be physically exhausted in the end? “Rotations are essential, because there are players who are tired. Rotations are an obligation, we have to change the players a bit.”
Do you see Vinicius capable of carrying the team on his back? “It depends on the personality, the character, the charisma, the quality you have. Vinicius carried the team on his back against Levante. At the moment, he is very young and he can support the team thanks to his quality. Later, he will have to do it. for his personality, his character and his experience. “
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