Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti talked about facing Real Betis tomorrow, Saturday, in the fourth round of the Spanish League.
“We have a good feeling, we had good times at the Bernabeu last season, and we hope to repeat it this season,” Ancelotti said in a press conference on Friday about returning to the Santiago Bernabeu again.
“A difficult match awaits us against an opponent who wants to compete,” he added.
He added, “Our ideas have not changed, we want to maintain the same identity by presenting a more attacking level at home, Betis is going through a good period and has confidence, but we are also in good shape, now the season begins to start playing matches every 3 days.”
He continued, “Every match is important, but not decisive. There are teams that started the season well and others who suffered, and the suffering will come to everyone, but the most important thing is to get out of it quickly.”
And about Real Madrid being the favorites to win titles, “each season has its own circumstances, I think the league will see more competition, and the Champions League does not have a prominent candidate yet.”
And he added, “It depends on what will happen in March and April, now we have less doubts than last year at the same stage, we have a good roster in all positions, and we will go to compete and fight.”
Turning to the strength of the Premier League, he said, “I do not know when this will stop. The goal of all leagues, not just the Spanish League, is to approach them by developing matches and the atmosphere, building new stadiums and avoiding acts of violence.”
He continued, “The Premier League has come a long way in broadcasting rights and surpassed the rest of the leagues, there is a wonderful atmosphere and they have an advantage over others.”
He commented on the situation of Belgian Eden Hazard, “He is doing well, but 3 matches are not enough to evaluate him, I am confident that he will play an important role this season.”
Looking at Chuamini’s role, the Italian coach stated, “Given his characteristics, he is the most suitable player for this position, but there are also Camavinga and Kroos.”
He explained, “It depends on how we want to play, if you want to control Kroos has a great talent in passing accuracy, and if you want more energy, then Chwamini and Camavinga do it better.”
“Aurelin (Chwamini) is a fantastic field average and focused on his work, he is an exceptional deal for the club.”
“We have a mixture of strength, energy and quality in the midfield, and the problem will be in choosing the three players who will participate.”
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He also talked about the transfer market, saying, “We did not think about contracting more players, we were evaluating the situation of the departed, and there are many players who have one year left in their contracts, but there is no problem with that.”
“Asensio helped us last season, and it will happen again this season. We are happy with his stay and he will get opportunities. As for Ceballos, he knows that he will play an important role because of his quality, which is why he stayed with us.”
“The club’s future is clear. Modric, Kroos, Karim and Nacho want to stay until the end of their careers. It is the club’s goal and their goal, there is no problem with it,” he stressed.