Ancelotti: “Before City they will change the grass”

“We have modern players: youngsters with extraordinary energy”


The Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, valued the good “attitude” of his team in the victory (2-0) against RC Celta this Saturday at a Santiago Bernabéu that once again has a grass damaged by the works, while celebrated having “modern players”.

“I liked the attitude of the team, we controlled the game with some player who stood out more like Asensio and Camavinga. The team was good on the field. We rotated a bit, gave rest. We made the changes to stop the game. All the players are fine,” he said at a press conference.

The whites’ coach was asked about the state of the pitch. “It is evident that the work affects the grass. The grass has been changed and they are going to change it. It is not new or surprising, it was known. They are working on it, I think they are going to change it before City. They have changed it many times “, he confessed.

On the other hand, Ancelotti highlighted the importance of a clean sheet. “I’m happy with the clean sheet in the last four games, this means defensive and collective commitment. When there’s that, with the quality you have in front of you, it’s normal for you to score goals,” he explained.

“We have young players with extraordinary energy, the energy of a modern footballer: Tchouameni, Valverde, Camavinga, Vinicius, Rodrygo. They seem like modern players. Camavinga has extraordinary quality in all facets and he improves because he is young. He can play anywhere on the pitch. He is a special player,” he added.

Finally, the Italian coach confessed that he will include the “11 chosen” for the Copa del Rey final in the two previous games as a set-up, just as he did last year before the Champions League final. “We can handle the rotation well,” he said.