Ancelotti: “We have already made the cake, now we need to put the icing on it”


The coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, assured this Friday that the white team “has complied”, reaching the end of the season “in a very good position”, so the only thing left to do is “put the icing on the cake”, at the same time that he confessed that the merengue club is “the most beautiful place in the world”, although it is “normal” that his coach receives criticism.

“This team has given what it could give up to now. The team has complied, we reached the final stretch of the season in a very good position. We have made the cake, now we have to put the icing on the cake”, reflected the coach Italian at the press conference prior to this Saturday’s match (9:00 p.m.) against Getafe.

Ancelotti insisted before the media that he always tries to do his job “as best as possible”. I do not note. This club motivates me a lot to do my job to the fullest. We have to wait until the end of the season to see if we have the luck and quality to win titles. At the end of the season the club will make an evaluation of the work I have done. I enjoy the atmosphere every day and I take advantage of it every day,” he said.


“The coach stands out only when the team loses. Sometimes you can do it right or wrong, but it also goes wrong if the players do it wrong. But it’s normal, I have to accept it, even more so if you’re the Real Madrid coach. It’s the most beautiful in the world as a coach, but it is normal that they criticize you, I have no problem. The problem is that they criticize you in a team that is not as big as Madrid,” he added about the role of the coach as a whole Merengue.

The Italian once again praised Karim Benzema, whom he said “continues to grow every year”, thanks to his “personality on and off the pitch” and his “leadership”, qualities that make him a “more decisive” footballer “. Therefore, he does not believe that the arrival of players like Kylian Mbappé or Erling Haaland will affect his performance.

“Considering how old Karim is and what makes him better now, the teammate he has doesn’t change anything. I know him very well and he will be in the future. He is one of the greatest players in this club, whoever the teammate is.” settled on the French striker, whom he compared to the Dutchman Marco van Basten.


After the great result (1-3) at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, the Whites will face a new round of LaLiga Santander against Getafe, with Ferland Mendy doubtful on the left side. “He was still tired and we preferred to do individual work with him, but he’s not injured. We’ll assess if he can play tomorrow. We only have problems with Jovic, the rest is pretty good”, he updated.

But the Italian is not worried about the physical aspect, since his data says that the team, although “it is not at its best”, is “quite well” and will be able to reach the end of the season “in good physical condition”. “The mental aspect is much more complicated. Against Getafe you have to push a little more to give the players the concentration and motivation that this type of match requires, it is mandatory to have the respect that Getafe deserves”, he commented on the mental preparation for this meeting.

Ancelotti, who highlighted Valverde’s role in the scheme against Chelsea and stressed that he will continue to use the 4-3-3, hinted that Gareth Bale could have minutes at the Bernabéu, since he is in “good condition”. “He is ready to play and wants to finish well at this club. Going out at the Bernabéu would be fair and deserved, he has entered the club’s history with his games, his goals and his wins,” he said of the Welshman.

Finally, the Whites’ coach admitted that midfielder Dani Ceballos “has not played the minutes he deserved with the training he has done”, something that annoys and saddens him”, because he is “a very serious professional”.

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