Ancelotti named three Real Madrid players that should be included in the Ballon D’Or nominees as he sent clear message to Asensio and Ceballos.
Although Carlo Ancelotti expressed satisfaction with the composition of his Real Madrid team, he did mention the possibility that Dani Ceballos or Marco Asensio might leave the team before the summer transfer window closes.
He praised the two players’ work ethic and said they are both in his plans when speaking about them during a press conference on Saturday, but he also acknowledged that they might try to get moved before the trade deadline.
The two Spaniards are currently both still on-site and functioning satisfactorily, according to Ancelotti.
We will, however, adjust if something changes in their minds.
“We have a deep roster, we want to give every player playing time, and there is a World Cup in the middle of the season. So, compared to last season, we’ll rotate more.”
The coach also talked about Sunday’s game against Almeria, saying he was eager to start as Real Madrid sought to retain their LaLiga Santander championship.
The coach said, “We feel good and are eager to begin this new league campaign.
“Every game, beginning with tomorrow’s, will be incredibly challenging and competitive. The season will be very long.”
Ancelotti discusses the nominees for the Ballon d’Or
The 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist for 2022 was another topic of discussion at the press conference. Toni Kroos was omitted from the list of six Real Madrid players, which also includes Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema, Vinicius, Casemiro, Luka Modric, and Antonio Rudiger. The coach was questioned about this omission.
He responded, “That surprises me because he had a good season.
“I’m also surprised that players like Fede Valverde, Eder Militao, and David Alaba were not included.
They probably can’t list every Real Madrid player because that would be a huge hassle.
Ancelotti said that Courtois is currently the best goalkeeper in the world when asked about his chances of winning.
Right now, Courtois is the best goalkeeper in the world, according to Ancelotti.
I’ve worked with goalkeepers like [Gianluigi] Buffon, [Petr] Cech, [Manuel] Neuer, [Iker] Casillas, and Diego Lopez, so I can’t say whether he’s the best I’ve ever had.