Ancelotti: “Rodrygo and Vinícius are going to score more than Bellingham and Joselu”


The Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has assured that the Brazilians Rodrygo and Vinícius “are going to score more” goals than Jude Bellingham and Joselu this season, and has stated that in the next three games they will have to give “a strong blow on the table “, starting with this Sunday’s match against Rayo Vallecano.

“Rodrygo and Vinícius are going to score more goals throughout the season, they are going to score more than Bellingham and Joselu, we have no doubt. The important thing is that when they are not there, Joselu and Bellingham are there, who have done very well in this first half. Rodrygo and Vinícius will score again without problems. We are in no hurry in this sense,” he declared at a press conference.

Regarding English, he assured that “so far he has not shown any defects.” “At this level, the important thing is continuity, especially with this type of talent like him or Vinícius. He has had continuity for the moment, and he has a physical profile that allows him to have it. What we evaluate about Bellingham are not only his goals, which is what stands out the most, but the work he does with the ball, without the ball, or the display he has on a physical level,” he indicated.

In addition, he stated that Vinícius is fine despite experiencing new racist episodes in last weekend’s Clásico. “He’s fine, he’s unfortunately used to this. He’s always focused on the game and his work,” he said.

In another order of things, he revealed that the Turkish Arda Güler will enter the call. “Güler has started training with the team this week, he has recovered. Obviously, he lacks minutes, but tomorrow he will be in the squad. Little by little he will gain minutes, we will prepare specific plans to improve his condition The most important thing is that he has started to work with others and has shown his quality,” he stressed.

“Arda Güler is an offensive player, he can play as a midfielder, as a center forward, as a right winger with a substitute leg… If you play with a three-man midfield, he can sometimes play as an inside player, depending on the demands of the game,” story.

Regarding Dani Ceballos, he explained that he will return to work “next week” and clarified that Ferland Mendy “has not had an injury, just an overload” and that he will be ready for the match against Sporting de Braga. “Mendy is the reference full-back, then Fran García, and in some situations Camavinga can contribute,” he said.

“Fran García is doing very well. Whether he plays or not plays does not depend on whether he is doing well or not, there is a lot of competition. The season has started very well and when Mendy returned he had fewer minutes, but this does not change the evaluation that we make. He is a winger that I really like and who does not have to change his attitude. He has a very positive attitude within the locker room,” he continued.

Without the Frenchman Aurélien Tchouaméni, he considers that his compatriot Eduardo Camavinga may be “an option” for the pivot. “Sometimes we play with a double pivot. He is the player who has characteristics closest to Tchouaméni,” he said.

On the other hand, he revealed that there will be rotations in the next meetings. “There will be rotations in these three games, but the priority is tomorrow’s game. We are going to play against a team that is doing very well, very solid, very well organized. We will see the next games; we have three games at home and then three games away. It is time to hit the table hard with these three games, in LaLiga and also in the ‘Champions’,” he explained.

Now, they will play at home again after three consecutive games away from the Santiago Bernabéu. “So far we have done well at the Bernabéu, the atmosphere has always helped us and will always help us. It is our home and now we hope to play a good game and maintain the lead,” he stated.

“It’s going to be a very competitive league this year, until the end we’re going to fight against Barcelona, ​​Atlético, and see what happens with Girona, who are doing very well at the moment. It’s going to be very competitive compared to years.” past,” he continued.

Finally, Ancelotti confessed that in the final of the Copa Libertadores he will go with Fluminense. “I will watch the game, I will wear the Fluminense shirt, especially for Marcelo. I have nothing against Boca Juniors, which is a great team with a great history. At Madrid we are all fans of Marcelo and I hope he can raise another title,” he concluded.