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Carlo Ancelotti skips question on possible renewal, says Bellingham is a mature player




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Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti faced the media in the pre-match press conference ahead of match-day five in the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League.

“Tomorrow’s game allows us to finish the group stage where so far we have done very well. Individual statistics, reaching the numbers of a legend like Miguel Muñoz makes me happy…” he began.


“Talking a lot about the problems we have and the casualties, seems to me a lack of respect for the players who are going to play. They are contributing as never expected. If we have been fine with all these problems, this squad, even if you didn’t believe it, we have a very good team.”

If he wants to spend 15 years at Real like Simeone

“The thing about Simeone is a special case. As was Ferguson’s. Congratulations to Simeone for being in the club for so long.”

His renewal

“I will not speak on my future.”

Carvajal’s words

Carvajal says he would renew my contract? He’s right (laughs). I have asked for the renewal of Carvajal until 2030. It’s a joke, I thank you. It’s an example of seriousness.”

Criticizing Xavi

“Absolutely not. Xavi, like me, we know football very well… and that there are criticisms. Sometimes it can happen, but Xavi has the experience to handle all this. He knows the environment very well and I think he has all the resources to handle this situation.”

The youth team

“We have talked a lot about the youth team… that doesn’t play and now we have to take advantage of the quality of the youth team. Nico, Gonzalo have already contributed. We have Mario Martín in the squad and it is also possible that Theo will be there. The work that Raúl is doing is fantastic, because the players arrive ready. Those who have done it less have to play, but I’m calm because the youth players are prepared.”

Belligham’s adaptation

“The English have sometimes had problems adapting to Spanish football. Bellingham is a mature player and a fantastic player, who adapts to any country in the world.”

Most important club

“I don’t know. I have a lot of love for Milan. In all the teams I have been able to work with. Also Reggiana in my beginnings. I don’t want to disrespect anyone by ranking. That said, I have something special with Milan because I have been a player there. And also something special because Madrid is simply the biggest club in the world.”

Wednesday’s opponents

“The first leg was balanced. I think it will be similar. Their cons are dangerous with Oshimen and Kvaratskhelia.”


“He won’t think that tomorrow is the last game. The day Kepa returns, he will compete with Lunin. This is what Lunin has earned by playing very well. The competition is good. We have two high-level goalkeepers. Everyone can contribute with their qualities.”

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