January 23 In a La Liga game in the early hours of this morning, Real Madrid
Defeated Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in the away game, and continued to maintain a 3-point gap with the top Barcelona.
After the game, Real Madrid coach Ancelotti said at the press conference that the team defended very well.
On Benzema’s return to action
Ancelotti: “Benzema is back, he has brought us a lot of things, we are very satisfied with him. In addition, I would like to mention Camavinga, he played very well.”
About the performance of the team in this game
Ancelotti: “Obviously again we defended very well, were solid, compact and did a great job in the interception. We need to defend, we need to be good in that area and we didn’t
Conceding goals away and winning in the end, there is a sense of collectiveness in the team that we don’t have in other competitions.”
On the performance of Ceballos and Asensio
Ancelotti: “They’ve played their part in recent games, Ceballos was fantastic throughout the game, with character on the ball and good positioning off the ball. We didn’t start
The difference with the substitutes, now we need every player and we have some injured players who can come back.”
The case of Vinicius
Ancelotti: “I told him he could talk to me and play his own game. He’s a great player, sensitive, and it’s true that everyone is making trouble for him, opponents, fans, sometimes
Referee, but the fact is that opponents have kicked him many times. We have to take into account that he is still young and it is pointless for everyone to make trouble for him. I like Vinicius very much and we hope he will be respected by everyone.
Ancelotti: “He is the player that every coach wants to have because he never complains and always performs.”
Atmosphere about San Mames Stadium
Ancelotti: “Despite the complexity of the game, the atmosphere here is great.”