Ancelotti: “El Clásico will not be different because Messi and Cristiano are not there”

  • For the Italian “it is a special match, for us and for Barcelona and Spanish football”

  • Carletto believes that “the issue of favoritism does not make sense in this type of encounter”

  • The Madrid coach has never won at the Camp Nou and maintains that “it is time to win there”

Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid, He appeared with his usual calm at the press conference prior to the match that he will face Barcelona this Sunday at 16:15 at the Camp Nou. For the Italian coach “the Classic is a special game, for us and for him. Barcelona and Spanish soccer. I am clear who is going to play tomorrow, the team is ready. We are going to recover Carvajal already Hazard, too. Eden okay, how Dani, but it is difficult to put a player who comes out of an injury into the eleven & rdquor ;.

Carletto avoided the role of the whites’ favorite in the duel: “Barcelona’s last games have been good. In these games there is no favorite. There are many things that influence and the issue of favoritism does not make sense in this type of encounter & rdquor ;. The Italian spoke of the absence of Messi in Barcelona and Cristiano at Real Madrid for the first time in a Clásico.

“It is a match between two teams that will always be among the best in the world. The players are leaving, like Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi, but these two teams will continue to be great. Ansu and Vinicius They are young and have yet to show what they can do & rdquor ;.

Ancelotti did not want to compare the teams, but spoke about the Catalans: “I don’t like to evaluate other squads, but this Barça maintains the idea of ​​playing football well. The players have changed, with different characteristics, but the feeling of playing against Barça does not change because Messi is not there. For me it is still a special game. The feeling I have is the same despite the absences of Messi and Cristiano. Real Madrid and Barcelona have existed before the two and will follow after them & rdquor ;.

“Worry is good, like fear. Fear is positive because if you do not face the lion thinking that it is a cat”

Ancelotti, Madrid coach

On the importance of the three points, he was skeptical: “There are three more points. It is true that I have never won in the Camp Nou as a coach and I think it’s time to win there. But I don’t think it’s more than three points at this point & rdquor ;.

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Finally he spoke of the feeling of fear that can overwhelm the players who jump to measure themselves in this type of game: “Worry is good, like fear. Fear is positive because if not, you face the lion thinking that it is a cat. Fear is a constant feeling. It’s a good feeling. What I’m not terrified of is, because I never do as there are worse things than losing a game & rdquor ;.

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