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Ancelotti: “I have a brave team, with a lot of quality and they’re quick to learn".

NEWS | 22/09/2021

“Asensio can do a lot of damage between the lines because he has great quality, he's a very good shot taker and he combines very well”, said the coach.
Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media after Real Madrid's win over Mallorca and gave his thoughts on the team's great performance. The coach said: "I invest my experience in the team and look to give them my all, both in terms of experience and confidence. I'm lucky to coach this brave team with a lot of quality and players who learn quickly. Asensio played very well. We knew that he can do a lot of damage and they had a lot of quality between the lines, he''s a very good shot taker and he combines very well".

"Asensio has performed very well and durning next week he can hopefully score three goals as well. I think this is the position. It can be sometimes that if we push with the full-back, defending, he can play more on the outside, but with the ball it's always the same position because he likes it. When he comes inside he has the ball on the left and he is very dangerous there".

Benzema and Jović
"Karim is doing well. He's scored 8 goals to can make you forget that he is playing very well with the team, he gets behind, he contriiuotd butions to the other players. He's a striker who doesn't just score goals. He is complete in every way".

The young players have great quality and have shown it today.

"The day when he needs a rest we’ll play Jović, who has been doing really well. Jović is up against really tough competition, but when he’s played he’s done well. He had two chances today and he also played extremely well against Valencia. He’ll play when Benzema isn’t available”.
 
Young players
“As I’ve said on many occasions, we’ve got a squad with a great blend of experience and youth. The quality of the young players is very high and they’ve shown that today, but we can’t forget that experience plays such a key role in football. I was impressed by the players on the field because it showed they were ready. Asensio was ready, Isco and Jović were too. This is a very good sign for the squad”.
 
Midfield
“The future of Real Madrid will be secure with players like Valverde, Camavinga, Blanco and so on. And the same goes for the present with Modrić, Kroos and Casemiro. The midfield is very strong is all aspects”.

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