Ancelotti on the Real Madrid striker’s anger: “I agree with him”

Carlo Ancelotti spoke in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu after the 4-1 win over Mallorca.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke in the new press room at the Santiago Bernabéu after beating Mallorca 4-1. The one from Reggiolo naturally faced all the questions he was asked and settled the Asensio case, ensuring that he understands his reaction.

With what goal do you keep and what has happened with Vinicius and Aguirre?

“What happened? I don’t know. I keep the three goals. All three have been of great quality. The best I think was the combination between Rodrygo and Vinicius. It was the most important, the one that put us ahead, with this heat and the fact of conceding a goal from a set piece. We kept a cool head and we came back to the game to win it”.

Physical plan for this part of the season

“There are many factors. First the genetics that they have… there is a lot of energy, speed, strength… And then I think it is the attitude and commitment that the players have every day. This allows us to have a good condition.”

Can Valverde be the leader of the locker room?

“One is a leader when he is an example. Federico is very important to us, he is doing very well, he continues to do so in a very humble way. This can help him to be a leader in the future. An example, a leader with an example and not with language”.

Piques de Vini Jr.

“It’s very special. Sometimes it can happen that they can get angry. Always try to dribble. It doesn’t change if the team is winning or losing. The rival can get a little more angry than usual. These are things that happen in football. With his experience will learn little by little”.

What happened to Asensio?

“The reality is that he wanted to make both changes. He was preparing with Mariano in case we didn’t make it 2-1. Then he went to warm up, Lucas was injured and with only a deadline he wasn’t thinking of changing another player. If he’s angry, I’m according to him, getting angry means he wants to play and that’s important. In this period he has been the most affected player in the squad. I take that into account. Marco is very important. I totally agree with his anger”.

Variants after the break

“The idea was to remove Hazard and put others in the movement. It could be Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius, but we played slowly on the side. If the score didn’t change, I had the idea of ​​putting Rodrygo as a center forward”.

Hazard and Ceballos

“Dani more in the game. The spaces for the forwards did not exist. He has tried what I have asked of him and has left room to enter. It has been a positive game for both of them”.

Conclusions with Hazard

“We had difficulty in the first half, but not because of Hazard as a striker. Hazard did not occupy the position that he later delayed for the others. For the future I have the same idea, nothing changes. Sometimes Rodrygo can play, or Hazard and Rodrygo It is clear that Hazard as a center forward moves a lot and it is better to have Rodrygo at your side than Valverde.”


“We are doing well, very well. The team has been able to make up for the lack of Karim. He has been an important confidence booster”.

Position in which Rodrygo is more comfortable

“Rodrygo is comfortable in any position. It’s difficult to score from the wing. Vinicius has understood this very well. It’s easier to shoot from the box than from the wing. Having said that, he can play in any position. We’ll evaluate it game by game” .

Vinicius Jr. and his relationship with the referee

“The referee has to be respected. If he fails, if he makes mistakes… Vinicius has an extraordinary quality and it’s normal for rivals to watch him more. Vinicius doesn’t have to change anything about his attitude. He respects referees and rivals a lot If he doesn’t do it, he has to do it, to the referees and to the rivals.”

Two Leagues for the World Cup

“Before the World Cup we are not going to have a problem. Afterwards it is the doubt. We have not considered anything. The day we start we will evaluate those who return and we will give breaks. It may happen that the first games we do not have everyone available. That is the calendar. The same calendar has told us to play at 2:00 p.m. Fortunately, it has been quite fresh (with a gesture of irony).”

source: defensacentral