January 18 News Real Madrid coach Ancelotti attended the meeting with Villarreal
Press conference before the 1/8 final of the Copa del Rey
Will Courtois and Benzema start tomorrow?
Yes, both will start.
After the World Cup, you said Real Madrid would have trouble and difficulties, what do you think now?
Is it expected, or is it not as serious as imagined?
I think the degree of difficulty is what we expected, but so many injuries are beyond our expectations, Joan Ameni, Alaba, Vazquez… This has a greater impact on us.
But at this time, January is more difficult, but we need to withstand this pressure.
I believe that tomorrow’s game will be very difficult. Although everyone seems to think that Real Madrid will be finished tomorrow, the current situation is indeed not going well, but we need to have confidence and calm down. The season is very long and this time is very difficult. We will face strong enemies
, but Real Madrid will not give up, tomorrow, weekend, next weekend…
We’ll get out of trouble, we don’t know when, but hopefully it’s tomorrow.
If it’s not tomorrow, then it’s the weekend, we’ll be back at the Bernabéu and we’ll come out of it.
Of course, it cannot be too late, because Real Madrid still needs to advance in all competitions.
You said that tomorrow is a good opportunity to reverse the current predicament.
But tomorrow’s game is obviously not an easy opportunity.
Barcelona said “this is the beginning of a new era”, and some people also said “Real Madrid’s era is over”, what do you think?
I think our lineup is very young now. Although everyone is talking about Benzema, Kroos, Modric and other veterans, we also have many young people, such as Camavinga, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Barr
Wade, Militao, Joan Armeni, and players who will join in the future.
I think the new era of Real Madrid has just begun. Some players who made history for Real Madrid are coming to an end, but some new players are joining.
I think it is not so much the end, but rather a transition period between a glorious era and a new era.
I hope players like Benzema, Kroos, and Modric will have a longer peak, and more young people will gradually become the protagonists of the team.
So, not the end of an era, but the beginning.