MADRID, Jan. 31 (.) –
The Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, is clear that for him “pressure” is the “best fuel” to do a “better” job on the bench and he confessed that the experience in which he felt most pressured was “at the beginning ” of his career in the Italian Second Division because it was difficult for him to “manage stress”, while he predicts “a very difficult match” against Getafe this Thursday, a rival who will demand “a lot” from them and who plays “good football” .
“On a personal level, where I have felt the most pressure has been at the beginning of my career in the Second Division in Italy. There it was very difficult for me to manage the stress, so much so that I told my assistant in ’96 that I was not going to arrive until 2000 But little by little you get used to the pressure and you start to think that it is the gasoline to do your job better,” Ancelotti explained this Wednesday at the press conference prior to the LaLiga EA Sports match against Getafe at the Coliseum.
In any case, the Italian did not want to evaluate Xavi Hernández’s decision to leave FC Barcelona in June, which he respects and understands. “I have a lot of respect for all the coaches, we have a fantastic job with pressure,” he commented. “I understand,” he replied, asked if he understood what the Egarense had decided.
Statements that come in the run-up to “a crucial match” against Getafe in the League, which could give them back the lead. “They are a difficult opponent that will demand a lot from us, but the team is good. Getafe is a very solid team that plays good football and is very forceful in duels, so it will be a demanding match,” he analyzed.
“They are a well-organized team with quality players. Borja Mayoral has scored 14 goals because they are a very direct team, they fight a lot and are very aggressive. It is a team that I like a lot and I have to congratulate my friend Bordalás who is doing a fantastic job and we have the same idea of football,” added the man from Reggiolo about the virtues of his rival.
Regarding the number of games that Real Madrid has had to come back from, the Madrid coach believes that each game “has its story.” “The fact of coming back means that we have resources in the squad and that the players who enter the game always contribute. Now we have five substitutions and I think this is very important to manage the games,” he noted.
Regarding the situation of Luka Modric not warming up against either Almería or Las Palmas, Ancelotti reiterated that he will only order the Croatian to do so if “he is going to contribute to the game.” “You have to keep in mind that a young player like Arda Güler can warm up and not play and nothing happens. But I can’t do that to Luka Modric who is 39 years old, has won the Champions League and is a legend of the club. “he pointed out.
Regarding the form of Vinícius Jr, who has scored five goals in the last four games, the white coach considers that he is “at his best level.” “He is physically well, contributing many goals. He is very dangerous and always contributes on an offensive level and also tries when he doesn’t have to try. This is his strength, trying until he wears down his rival,” he noted about the Brazilian.
Finally, the Real Madrid coach, who did not reveal who will be the starting goalkeeper against Getafe, asked for patience with Arda Güler. “He is progressing very well, every day he is better physically and he is getting used to the intensity we have. He is going to have minutes, but as I said we have to be patient with him because he is an 18-year-old boy. I understand that there is a lot of pressure on him, with an entire country wanting to see him play for Real Madrid,” he concluded.