Liga BBVA – Real Madrid 5-0 Athletic Bilbao
Carlo Ancelotti – Real Madrid coach:
“It was undoubtedly the best match since the final of the European Super Cup in Cardiff. I think the team look good. We are playing much better than at this time last year. We’re on a good run. We were more alert on set-pieces today and everything went well”.
“It was a very good match, we’re all very happy because we played as we always want to play. Everything went well in attack and defence. The whole team had a good match”.
“With the ball we try to play with three midfielders and without the ball Bale drops back a little and James pulls out to the left to make a line of four. Little by little James is adapting to that, he is humble and likes to work hard and learn”.
“We’re not trying anything out. We’re playing with the same system and we’re not going to change it. We’re just trying to adapt to the new players. We are confident and comfortable playing like that”.
“I’m not worried about that. The most important thing is to avoid injuries and problems. When La Liga starts we have a very important spell again with Levante, Liverpool and Barcelona. If we are lucky, we hope to come back to La Liga as we played today”.