Ancelotti: “All the coaches complain about the calendar”

“Camavinga is nothing”


The Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, was calm because Eduardo Camavinga has no injury after the “blow” he received this Saturday in the victory against Getafe, while he explained that he was clear about his eleven for Manchester City and gave the right to Pep Guardiola because the calendar is not indicated.

“He has had a bit of a knee twist but it’s just a blow, nothing more, tomorrow he rests like the rest and on Monday he trains like the rest of the team. The knee has stability. Now it bothers him a bit but it’s nothing”, he said about French.

The press conference at the Santiago Bernabéu focused on Wednesday’s duel against Manchester City, with the Champions League final at stake, asking about Guardiola’s complaints about less rest than the whites. “What Guardiola has complained about is the calendar, which, as we have said many times, is too tight. Now it is their turn to play with less rest. The calendar is not very suitable, there are too many games. He is right, they could play on Saturday, as we were able to play the first leg on Wednesday. All the coaches complain about the calendar. Someone has to do something for the future”, he stated.

Ancelotti also valued the minutes of the less common players this Saturday and explained the need to keep the machine running even though the important game was on Wednesday. “Obviously they lack a bit of game rhythm. Mendy was scheduled to play 45 minutes, to come on after a very significant injury. Hazard the same, 60 minutes for a player who hasn’t had enough, it was enough and he has given his contribution” he commented.

“You always play with fire in this job. I have put a competitive squad on the field so that someone does not believe that we are giving an advantage to teams that try not to get relegated. Those who were tired have not played. We arrived on Wednesday with all the squad available, fresh, that’s a good sign,” he added.

In addition, the Italian coach explained that he was clear about his eleven for Manchester, where he only confirmed Rüdiger, but stressed that he will have the peace of mind of good changes. “There is no doubt about the eleven, but whoever it is, I have a bench with many resources. Last year it helped us win the Champions League,” he said.