Ancelotti: Real players do not think about the World Cup, and this is Benzema’s position
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti commented on the absence of Frenchman Karim Benzema for the fourth consecutive match in La Liga against Cadiz, tomorrow, Thursday, in the 14th round matches.
The Real Madrid coach said in a press conference, in response to whether he was annoyed by the absence of Benzema against Cadiz tomorrow, “It bothered me that he could not help us with his quality, he tried but could not come back from this inconvenience, which is a simple thing. He was not able to to be available.”
And about Benzema’s position on catching up with France’s World Cup list, Ancelotti replied: “No, the recent inconveniences are not important and the truth is they are small things.”
In response to criticism of Benzema over his performance and that he has lost his quality, Ancelotti said: “I don’t have to say anything to anyone, the first disappointment is Karim, who arrives at the World Cup without the minutes needed to be in good shape, I can’t believe it, that’s nonsense, he trains on Alone, but the feelings were not good, he will reach the World Cup and he will be short of minutes.”
Karim Benzema suffers from muscle discomfort in the right thigh, which led to his absence against Cadiz tomorrow, and for the fourth consecutive match in the Spanish League.
Regarding the thinking of Real Madrid’s stars in the World Cup, Ancelotti commented: “I don’t see that in training, they are able to compete and do not take off their legs, and no one talked about it, the World Cup is there, but we have performed well so far, a month ago the team was performing Very well, no one thought about it.”
On resting some international players tomorrow, the Real Madrid coach said: “I don’t think about that because I think my players will do everything in their power to be in the squad.”
He continued: “I think it will be an entertaining World Cup and the players are performing well. The best will win, but the competition will be.”
And about the Brazilian Vinicius’s always provocation on the field in Real Madrid matches, Ancelotti replied: “The provocation is not fair play, one enters the field to play football, not to provoke, but of course he can improve because he is young and he will do so, he loves football and plays the best he can.”
Ancelotti commented on the decline in Real’s level after the draw with Girona and the loss against Vallecano, saying: “The team lost its strength against teams that do not play in Europe, such as Rayo, it can be at a higher level than the rest and is less clear when you play against teams that play in Europe.” .
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