10 August 2013
Alberto Navarro(Saint Louis)
Carlo Ancelotti appeared for the media following the win against Inter Milan. The Real Madrid coach praised the job done by his team against the Italians: "We performed well. The last preseason match was very good; we were focused and played well, with intensity. The players were a little tired but the match was very good".
About the team’s preparation this summer, Ancelotti said: "Overall, things are going well, we are working hard and have a good atmosphere in the squad. Right now everything is good and now we have to think about next Sunday. We are ready to go. We played well and with attacking football. Except for the match against Lyon, who were more prepared than us, we have performed well in every match".
About the players with physical problems, he said: "Xabi Alonso and Varane are better. The first will be ready to play with us next week. We have to wait a little longer for Illarramendi, who has been improving, and also for Varane, but they are small problems and over the next few weeks they will get better".
Ancelotti praised the job done by the ex-academy players against Inter Milan: "They were all fantastic and showed a very good attitude. Carvajal was very good, as was Casemiro". He was also pleased with the performances of Morata and Jese: "To start with, I am very happy with the squad that I have. Why should we talk about Bale today if Morata and Jese have played very well? I am very happy for them; they are very young but have incredible skill".
When asked about possible exits from the club, he said: "Khedira is staying and Coentrao is thinking about it. The player is the one who has to decide and that is very good. With Di Maria there is no problem and he is going to stay with us". The same response was given about Cheryshev: "He is staying with us and will arrive next week". Finally, he do not rule out a return to the United States: "Everything went very well, the stadiums are fantastic and I would have no problem coming back".