VSarlo Ancelotti directed real Madrid in the knockout stages of the Champions League with one game to play, such as Los Blancos’ 3-0 victory in Sheriff Wednesday sent them and Inter until the round of 16.
The Italian was understandably happy with his team’s night work, despite the bad news from David Alaba having to come out injured and be unable to finish the match.
Could have been worse for real Madrid, however, only for Casemiro signal his impending suspension in order to be removed and avoid receiving a crucial yellow card.
“He told me he was one yellow card away from a suspension”, Ancelotti said during his press conference, when asked about a conversation the two had before the Brazilian left.
“He didn’t want to be reserved, so we took him away.”
The game as a whole was comfortable for the LaLiga Santander team and Ancelotti was happy with what he saw.
“It was a good performance, a serious one”, Ancelotti noted.
“We showed the quality we have. We are happy to qualify, but now we want to finish first.
“Hopefully AlabaThe injury is not serious. We hope he plays on Sunday. “
The Italian then praised Toni Kroos saying that “when he is well, the coach is calmer” and also faced questions about Karim Benzema after his suspended prison sentence and a fine were imposed.
“I didn’t have to talk to him” Ancelotti noted.
“He’s calm. He was focused on the game and the team, nothing else. He played really well.”
The two Nacho and Rodrygo also came for the coach’s praise.
“He [Rodyrgo] plays very well and we are all happy with him “, Ancelotti noted.
“We are also satisfied with Vinicius and [Marco] Asensio.
“Nachothe professionalism of is at the top. I know I can always count on him, even for just five minutes. “