Their famous hierarchies are over. Carlo Ancelotti It pulls meritocracy and gives the alternative to whoever deserves it the most or is in a better physical moment at Real Madrid. He did it in San Mamés against Athletic and in the press conference prior to the cup derby against Atlético he warned that he will continue to do so in the coming weeks.
about if Kroos and Modric -both were not from the game in Bilbao- they would understand a new substitutionCarlo made it clear: “They are professionals and they understand very well what this entity means. They know the quality of this squad and I don’t think I have to explain anything. We talked about this topic at the beginning of the season, It is a moment of transition and everyone has to understand it.. Both young people and veterans. This understanding and patience of the veterans was also vital last season.”
After the great game of Camavinga, Ceballos and ValverdeWould it be unfair if they didn’t start against Atlético? “It wouldn’t be unfair if they were left out. It could be a part of the rotation that we have to take for this game. Tomorrow we have to put together the best possible team and that’s what we’ll try to do.”
About him Fede Valverde’s form: “He hasn’t reached his best level yet. I consider it something normal, after the World Cup. We love it and we don’t ask him to score goals, but rather to contribute in attacking and defensive play. Don’t worry, when he recovers his best level, he will score . We have to be patient”.
How do you see the game this Thursday against Atlético?: “Like all derbies, they have to be prepared in a special way, against a strong team. We returned home after two months, with our fans. They are improving, their last game was very good (beating Valladolid) and it will be entertaining” .
come back praise: “Alaba is available, not like Tchouaméni or Hazard, who have only trained partially. Carvajal and Lucas are also out. It is important that little by little we recover people.”
Compliments to Nacho: “I like him in all positions. He always complies. His characteristics are more of a central defender, but he is very intelligent.”
The best position of Cavaminga: “He always tries to cut up a lot of passes and sometimes he arrives a little late. Sometimes it can happen that he gets a yellow card early, but he is a very correct player. He is not a player who kicks without the ball and his evolution is that of a modern midfielder. He covers the position in front of the central defenders very well. His match against Athletic was outstanding because he played very well tactically. He did fantastically defensively. He can also play inside”.