MADRID, Dec. 31 (.) –
The Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, was satisfied this Friday with his team’s performance, after the victory (0-2) against Real Valladolid, while highlighting the great role of Thibaut Courtois and Karim Benzema, of whom He assured that a “different” version will be seen in the second part of the season.
“After a first half in which we were in control, Valladolid played well. It was a good game. We didn’t defend well, but in this difficult situation we came out with three points. With a great performance by Courtois and a great Benzema’s match, who scored again. We ended an unforgettable year,” the coach said at a press conference.
In addition, Ancelotti highlighted the Ballon d’Or double, aware of the Frenchman’s need to recover his good feelings. “It’s going to be good for him, I’ve seen him well before the game, I knew he could be important. For him it’s very important, I see him very motivated and with a lot of confidence. In this second part of the season we’re going to see a Karim different from the first part”, he said.
Lastly, the Italian also wanted to acknowledge Courtois’ good game, vital with his saves, and confirmed that Hazard will play the next game. “I think that Courtois has been decisive, as has also been Karim, in addition to the work of the whole team. Hazard is going to play the next game”, he concluded.