Press ConferenceAfter the 3-0 victory over Sporting Braga and Real Madrid’s qualification to the round of 16, Carlo Ancelotti expressed his great satisfaction. In the press conference, the Italian admitted: “Ibrahim deserves more playing time.” The 64-year-old managed to smash Gerard Pique’s provocation against Real Madrid There’s only one answer to the question about Kylian Mbappe – and it’s nothing.
To Real Madrid – Sporting Braga: Carlo Ancelotti on…
…confident victory over Sporting Braga, 3-0: “We played a good game. There was a penalty kick at the beginning, but Lunin saved it very well. We controlled the game, scored and were very dangerous. We had a good transition game in the second half. We are very dangerous in these situations. Sometimes Players stumble, but when we open up the game it’s easier to attack.
…Ibrahim Diaz’s goal: “Ibrahim played very well. He scored one goal and had another disallowed. He did a great job defensively and showed great quality. He deserves to play a little more. Bellingham usually plays in the position he plays in and he replaced him well. This is a good sign for the team, everyone is doing their part.” “I have to look closely at everyone because they are very serious and professional and sometimes they deserve more playing time. Maybe it was unfair to Ibrahim, but Bellingham usually plays in this position and does it very well.”
…Kepa Arrizabalaga injury: “Kepa had difficulties during the warm-up. He felt unwell and at a moment like this we won’t take any risks. He will be examined tomorrow. We don’t know yet.”
…Andrey Lunin’s performance: “He helped us win the game because he saved the penalty kick. He is very confident on the ball and played a very complete game. This means that this team is very healthy and will allow us to compete in all competitions.
…his 1,300th match as a coach: “I am happy with the victories I achieved in this competition.”
…Round 32 of the Round of 16: “Real Madrid performed better than others in this competition. It is not always easy to reach the next round. We have to admit that we played very well in these four matches. We are happy to have reached the round of 16. But that does not mean that we will rest in the matches.” “Everyone has the same right to show their best levels.”
…Arda Guler, who did not play again: “Nothing happened. We will be careful with him, as I said. He trained with the team again after a very long injury and has only completed four training sessions. He will have his time when he is 100% fit.”
…Vinicius Junior’s performance: “To be honest, I was a bit critical after the first half because he could have been more effective. But in the second half he was amazing, creating great combinations with Rodrigo. Not many people can imitate the counterattacks that Vinicius and Rodrigo do.”
“The role of a father” for young players: “I am a person who does the job of a coach and the players should not confuse that. You know exactly what I am. When I make a decision, I put the player on the bench and not the person. I try to respect everyone as they are.”
…his support for underperforming players: “As I said, during my career there are players who always score and others who go through droughts in between. You have to support them, trust them and let them play. Why? Sooner or later they will strike, it is only a matter of time.”
…Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid: “I’m not going to answer that question. I’m sorry, but I won’t.”
…Gerard Pique’s statement that no one will remember Real Madrid’s 14th Champions League win: “Pique lives in his world, not in the world of Madridismo. No Madridista will forget his fourteenth Champions League victory.
Carlo Ancelotti announces that he will waive Arda Guler – Ibrahim is “very good”
After the 3-0 victory over Sporting Braga and Real Madrid’s qualification to the round of 16, Carlo Ancelotti expressed his great satisfaction. In the press conference, the Italian admitted: “Ibrahim deserves more playing time.” The 64-year-old managed to smash Gerard Pique’s provocation against Real Madrid There’s only one answer to the question about Kylian Mbappe – and it’s nothing.
November 8, 2023, 11:35 p.m
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