The coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti has appeared at a press conference before facing the leader this Saturday (6:30 p.m.): Girona. The Italian has shown his concern for Barça’s accusation for a crime of ‘bribery’ due to the Negreira case. “I have been in this world for 40 years and when issues like this happen it worries us all. It is a very serious matter. I hope justice does its job and can reach a solution,” he said.
The Real Madrid coach has also addressed the Cholo Simeonewho supported the accusations of the CEO of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil Marínto Real Madrid for questioning the referees and generating “stage fright” through its official television, Real Madrid TV. “I think they made a mistake in this statement.”he explained.
Four years without beating Girona
The Catalan team is the only one that has not lost this season in the First Division and, furthermore, He has made things difficult for Madrid in their last matches. In April of last season, he Girona beat the whites (4-2), who have not beaten them since January 2019.
Ancelotti has been asked about this and he has taken the opportunity to complain about the calendar. “Girona has done better than others in these first games. We have to respect this. Girona can fight. It has a very big advantage: it does not play in Europe and can prepare matches well. What affects teams the most are international competitions, because we have injuries, fatigue, we have problems recovering… I look at the calendar and there are players who will return (from the next national team break) on October 19 in the afternoon and We have to play in Seville on the 21st. If the flight is delayed… I have to tell the player that we will see each other in Seville,” he said this Friday.
Vinicius and the lack of a goal
Regarding the alleged anger he gave to Vinicius in the match against the UD Las Palmas, the Italian explained that he did not want him to risk: “I told him to take care of himself because we didn’t want to risk. “He was playing his hardest and I just told him to control himself.”
Furthermore, he has confirmed that this Saturday against Girona he will be a starter: “Vinicius is fully recovered. We’ll see if he can last 90 minutes, but he will be the owner”
About the lack of a goal Rodrygo (he has only scored one with Madrid so far this season), the coach plays it down: “The problem is that he has not scored the goals that everyone expected, but he is contributing. “Maybe a little rest will help.”