Carlo Ancelotti: UEFA Super Cup final XI revealed, Verdict on Benzema, happy with Rudiger and the team despite the defeat.
Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid, was pleased with his team despite losing to Barcelona.
In Las Vegas, Raphinha scored the winning goal for Barca.
Good contest, good intensity, especially in the opening half, according to Ancelotti. I made an effort to adjust the new ones so that they would fit the team’s style of play. It was a competitive game.
“Due to their physical condition, I tried to give everyone minutes. I enjoyed the match against a formidable foe.
We had a rough start after falling behind. It is obvious that adding Casemiro, Kroos, and Modric makes things simpler, but I wanted to let the young players play.
They did a great job defensively, but it was their first time playing as a team.
Carlo Ancelotti: “It’s clear that when you bring in Casemiro, Kroos and Modrić it’s easier, but I wanted to use the youngsters.
They have played very well defensively, but it was the first time they played together.”
“We improved on the ball in the second half, more control.”
“The team that will start vs Juventus, will start in the UEFA Super Cup.”
The manager confirmed that the XI against Juventus will surely start the UEFA Super Cup final in the coming days. Karim Benzema is expected to return to the starting XI against Juventus.
“Benzema is the best player in the world, you can say that when he doesn’t play, we miss something.”
Ancelotti on the future of Asensio and Ceballos: “You have to ask Ceballos and Asensio if it is better for them to leave, and the club if they will be offered the renewal.”
Real Madrid played without their best player against Barcelona today and they struggled to get a single goal. New signings Antonio Rudiger and Tchouameni did extremely well.
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