Carlo Ancelotti appeared in the press room of the Real Madrid City on the eve of the Madrid derby in the Cívitas Metropolitano (Sunday 9:00 p.m.; DAZN): “We have desire and enthusiasm and the concern of facing a rival with many resources. The normal. We have to continue with the good dynamics of this moment,” the Italian coach assured that he arrives at the event as a leader after making a full of points in the first five days.
A duel for which the Italian coach has confirmed that he recovers Viniciuscon “zero risk” despite his quick recovery: “Today he trained very well and will be in the squad. Tomorrow we will decide what role he can have,” he assured. Furthermore, Carlo confirmed that Bellingham, Mendy y Ceballos They are already fully recovered for the Madrid derby.
“Vinicius trained with the team yesterday. He shows good condition. Today he trained very well and will be in the squad. Tomorrow we will decide what role he can have. Carvajal will not be there and the others, except Arda Gler, are fine “Mendy and Ceballos completely recovered.”
“He wasn’t feeling well on Thursday, but today he trained normally. He will be in the game.”
The sadness of the footballer:
“Leaving Kroos, Modri, Valverde, Tchouameni or Camavinga on the bench costs a lot. The competition in the midfield is very high and the reflection I have made with them this week is that when I make a change I see the team as sad. player who leaves and the one who enters is very happy. I understand that one leaves sad because he thinks I am changing him because he is not playing well, but I do it because I have resources and I am going to bring in a fresher player. You have to be sad if you don’t try 1000%. I’m not just talking about my players. I’m talking about football in general. It’s not a specific case of Real Madrid.”
State of Atlético
“The derby is a great opportunity. They are always special matches. They are the two teams from the capital, with a lot of quality. They are always very attempted matches and beautiful to watch. I don’t think it matters that they lost against Valencia. They did well against Lazio, but tomorrow is a different game.”
Risk with Vinicius?
“The risk is zero. If tomorrow we think there is a 1% risk, we are not going to risk it. The important thing is that Vinicius has recovered. He lacks a little condition, but it is normal. These are things that we will evaluate tomorrow”
The racist acts of last season
“Something has changed after what happened last year in Valencia. There is a more serene, calm and respectful atmosphere. I think it will be like that tomorrow.”
Derby or Clásico?
“There are no differences. They are games that we like to prepare for and in which we want to be protagonists. There is tension and we have the hope of doing our best to be protagonists.”
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