Ancelotti confirms Benzema and praises Vini Jr

In a press conference, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the quality of Vinícius Júnior, and confirmed Benzema in the Champions League round of 16

On the eve of the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League, the coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, he said at a press conference. Among the questions, the Italian commented on the psychological Vinicius Junior after so many provocations, and confirmed the presence of Karim Benzema in the starting lineup.

He’s fine, tomorrow the match will start. He’s quite excited”, said the coach, who also commented on the absence of Tchouameni and Kroos: “It’s a forced change that I didn’t want, but it doesn’t worry me because we also played well if they did. Those who entered did well and we have confidence in them.“, continued, without confirming the substitutes.

Following the interview, Ancelotti also spoke about Vini Júnior’s psychology after yet another episode of provocations, this time, during the minute of silence in honor of the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Even so, the commander confirmed that the young man is not shaken, and that it is a pleasure to see him play.

He likes to play everywhere, besides this is a very important game. It’s a pleasure to see him play, the whole world of football likes to see his quality and talent, as they like to see Pedri, Gavi, Mbappé, Haaland… It’s a pleasure for football to enjoy that quality“, he added on the occasion.

Vini Jr lives a great phase for Real Madrid / Credits: Getty Images

Thus, Real Madrid is in the final preparation phase for the first part of the round of 16 of the Champions League, where it will face Liverpool, from England. With the first game scheduled for this Tuesday, the 21st, in England, the return will only take place on the 15th of next month, in Madrid, to find out who will pass to the next phase.

Source: sportbuzz

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