Real Madrid hopes Barcelona will fail in the last games
Real Madrid 3-0 Almeria
Coach Ancelotti reacts:
“It was a transitional match. We didn’t play with a lot of intensity or with a lot of quality. We came into it on the back of a really phsyically and mentally tiring week. Today we took a bit of a breather, we didn’t play with a lot of intensity, but we always had the scoreboard under control”.
“We’re not convinced that Barcelona are going to drop points; we are convinced that we can win the four games that we have left. I don’t have any personal ambitions, because my trophy cabinet is already full. Only for Real Madrid, the fans, the club and my players”.
“All the players did what they had to do. Those who don’t tend to play always can find it more difficult. I’m happy with the work everyone did, including those who maybe didn’t have a great match, but put in a lot of effort. I’m not unfair. I make decisions, it’s my job. I know that those who don’t play aren’t happy, but it isn’t unfair”.
Bale and Benzema
“We’re in a very important period. We’re not planning to rotate, but to field the best team we can and try to beat Sevilla. Bale trained individually and tomorrow it’s possible he’ll train with the team. Karim is still working individually, he has progressed a lot and we think that he can travel to Turin”.
“Cristiano is in very good shape, he recovers very well after games and he’s fresh. He isn’t suffering from tiredness. He didn’t score today, but he worked hard. If he didn’t score today, he can score on Saturday. My personal opinion is that if Cristiano doesn’t score a goal from here on in, I’ll still be happy. He has scored 50 and I’ve never had a player who scored 50 a season”.