NEWS STORY. 20/04/2022
Carlo Ancelotti spoke in the press room at El Sadar following Real Madrid’s victory at Osasuna: “They all did what was asked of them and I’m really pleased with the performance. I’m not thinking about when we can win the league. Our next objective is the Champions League semi-final and we have to make sure we properly prepare for it, whatever happens. After the Manchester City game, we’ll analyse what has happened in these games”.
“Were focused on preparing well for the Champions League semi-final and then we'll see what happens and if we need to beat Espanyol. We’re only focused on the Champions League and we’re in good form. We’re feeling good, motivated and everyone’s committed. Ceballos had a great game today and he was right: he deserved more minutes".
"Those who played were okay. Alaba's injury doesn't seem too serious. He wasn't comfortable with his groin muscle, and it was bothering slightly. We preferred not to take any risks. The players who weren’t 100% weren’t on the pitch: Modrić, Kroos and Carvajal".
“If we'd been awarded another penalty, he would’ve taken it too and the one after that. The only player who misses a penalty is the one who is brave enough to take one. He produced an amazing performance and did really well for the team”.
“This game was a good experience for him because he picked up a booking very early on and the way he performed reflected the fact that he was on a booking. He changed his approach and did well. He made sure he didn’t get sent off”.