Saturday, May 18, 2024
HomeSportsAncelotti: "Modric and Kroos are untouchable"

Ancelotti: “Modric and Kroos are untouchable”

Carlo Ancelotti He went through a press conference in advance of the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg that will face Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou after the 0-1 first leg.

Three defeats against Xavi’s Barcelona this season

“It is very difficult to have individual confrontations between coaches. Tomorrow we have to win”

Will he repeat the eleven of the last Clásicos?

“Yes, it’s an option… but we also have to assess that we’ve done well in the last few games. We don’t only look at the result when it’s positive. In the last two we’ve competed and in the last one we were close to winning. It could be a different line-up and maybe not. We want to play a full game… because I think the last two haven’t gone badly”.

Do you consider Kroos and Modric untouchable?

“Yes, they are untouchable… but he was also untouchable against Valladolid and he spent the game on the bench. There are many untouchables and then you have to choose an eleven. In games like this you can’t think that only eleven are going to be protagonists. I have I have to think about the resources I have on the bench and those that have been important and were so last year. The important thing is to try to be protagonists”.

Offensive contribution of the full-backs:

“I think that in the evaluation of the individual characteristics of the players we have it well covered with Vinícius. That’s why we don’t ask so much of the left back. If we have Rodrygo on the right, he is also very busy… and if he is Valverde, who plays more on the inside, we can ask the full-backs for more in attack. It depends on what they have too”.

Is there concern for the players whose contract ends and have not yet been renewed?

“I see the players every day and they are very focused. You might think that when a contract ends it can affect them. It doesn’t affect them and I don’t have to say anything to them because they are very professional.”

News in the call

The return of Antonio Rüdiger, having overcome some knee discomfort that prevented him from playing against Real Valladolid, of Nacho Fernández after suspension and of Mariano Díaz, are the novelties for the Camp Nou Clásico with the only loss due to injury Ferland Mendy.

The pain in the left knee of the German defender rudigerwho prevented him from playing in LaLiga after not going to rest at the call of the German team, has remitted and is in a position to return.

This was confirmed by his coach, the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, after the return of Rüdiger to the group dynamics in the last training session in the sports city of Valdebebas. The Madrid coach also recovers Nachowho served a one-match ban against Real Valladolid.

The return of the Spanish-Dominican striker MariandLeaves Uruguayan squad player Álvaro Rodríguez out of the squadwho is preparing his next commitment with Castilla under the orders of Raúl González.

The Real Madrid squad for the Copa del Rey semifinal round is made up of:

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Lunin, Luis Lopez.

Defenses: Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vázquez, Odriozola, Alaba, Éder Militao, Rüdiger, Jesús Vallejo, Nacho Fernández.

Midfielders: Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Fede Valverde, Dani Ceballos.

Forwards: Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema, Mariano.

Recent posts