NEWS | 25/03/2014 | Alberto Navarro"The game against Sevilla is important and dangerous because the opponents are playing well, but we have a chance to come back strongly", said the Real Madrd coach in the press room.
Carlo Ancelotti previewed his side's game against Sevilla in front of the press. The Italian analysed the league encounter at the Sánchez Pizjuán: "The side were fine before the Clásico and they still are. This is one of the best sides in the world and we will continue to show it until the end of the season. The game against Sevilla is important and dangerous because the opponents are playing well, and will be spurred on following the European derby, but we have a good chance to come back strongly and with spirits high, because there's no time to reflect on what happened".
“We are trying to forget the Clásico and prepare well for the game against Sevilla. The side trained well today and the mood is good. We have quality and we are conscious of the importance of this game. We are going to try and win because it's more important to think in the game that you are going to play, rather than the one you just played. In the Clásico we made small mistakes, but we played well. We had the chance to win it. We didn't come off the field happy, but our spirit is good".
Self-criticism post Clásico
"We have done, as always. If you want to improve you must analyse errors. They were small details that resulted in the loss, but in general we played a good game. It is not a question of looking for those responsible or pointing the finger for the loss".
“It game following 31 undefeated games and we must now look forward. We are fighting in all competitions and in the league we have the same points at Atlético and one more than Barcelona. It is more important to look at the next games".
Games against Atlético and Barcelona
“I'm not pleased because we have a very competitive side and we didn't do well, but the league table speaks for itself. We are still at the top and no more. It is hard to explain what's happened".
“Only in one game we didn't compete well. It was against Atlético at home, and we deserved to lose, and one half against Barcelona in the Camp Nou. The last two were even ties. We must be objective".
“Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos didn't disrespect anyone. They expressed their opinion and I understand that. I prefer not to think only about referees who get things wrong and no more. We didn't have any luck, especially in Ramos' case. We will try to get the decision reversed and hopefully the Committee will revoke the unjust card. We didn't have a lot of luck with this referee in other games either".
The referee for the final of the Copa
“It's not my place to talk about that. There's a Committee, and they designate these things, and it's not my place to talk about it. It doesn't matter to me if Undiano referees. I have an opinion about referees and here it is more difficult, like in Italy because they can't work freely and this harms them in games. It doesn't matter to me if we are harmed more or less".
Di María's absence and Benzema's performance
“We can replace Di María with Illarra or Isco. It is a decision we'll take tomorrow. Benzema is fine. He played brilliantly against Barcelona and understood the reason for the change perfectly".
The stamp by Busquets on Pepe
“I just think that if it was the other way round I don't know what would have happened. After all I have heard about Pepe... if it was the other way round I don't know what would have happened. Real Madrid won't report it because it's not our style".
Solutions to the right back slot
“Sergio Ramos and even Nacho could play if Carvajal is injured for the end of the season".