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Ancelotti: “The game was good and Cristiano showed that he's fine”

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NEWS | 26/04/2014 | Edu Bueno

“The objective in Munich is to score, not defend. I'm very confident in my players", said the manager after the win over Osasuna. 
Carlo Ancelotti spoke in the press room at the Santiago Bernabéu after Real Madrid's big win over Osasuna: "Everything went well for Cristiano and for all of the players. There were no problems and some have had a rest. The match was good, not high intensity, and Cristiano showed he is fine. He played with more security and confidence than on Wednesday".

“You can see the atmosphere. We are happy because it is an important aid that the ambience and group are like that and I'm sure it will help s for the next games. We want to do well and with this atmosphere the team can do more".

Second leg against Bayern
“I'm sure that I am going to pick an XI with a lot of desire and illusion. Everyone needs to be calm as we are going to prepare well. I have a lot of confidence in the players and they all need to have it. The objective is to score and not defend. This is the line we're going to work along".

If Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale are alright, they will play in Munich.

“Benzema is improving and there will be no problems for Tuesday. Tomorrow he will train without problems and will be fine. Bale had the flu on Wednesday and was weak and we preferred that he did individual training this morning and now he's better".

Morata's performance
“I've never asked the forwards to score. Sometimes I ask Cristiano, because I'm sure he won't miss. Álvaro worked well against a closed Osasuna defence. His work this season is good and I hope he stays here as we need another forward. He can grow close to Karim and Cristiano. He needs to play more but that's something we'll talk of at the end of the season".

Memories of Tito Vilanova
“I didn't have a lot of time with him. Last year I played against Barcelona with PSG. The impression I got was the he was a relaxed and serene man. We are saddened because he is a colleague that has left is. Now all our support goes to the family and Barcelona, because they've lost an important figure for the club".