Written by Patrick Echatah
At Real Madrid’s manager’s press conference on Saturday, Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media ahead of the team’s next game, away at Athletic Club on Sunday night.
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The Italian confirmed that Eden Hazard has suffered a new injury, and therefore joins the injury list that also contains Lucas Vázquez, Dani Carvajal, David Alaba and Aurélien Tchouaméni.
Ancelotti on the Copa del Rey draw
Finally, he was asked for his first thoughts on being paired with Atlético Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals, which were: “I don’t think it’s an easy draw for us, because Atlético Madrid are a top team.
Ancelotti on Ernesto Valverde
Asked about his counterpart at Athletic Club, Ernesto Valverde, Ancelotti said: “He is a good friend and we have a good relationship. His teams always play with clear ideas and they’re well-organised. I respect him a lot.”
Ancelotti on correcting mistakes
The coach also reflected on Thursday’s Villarreal game and on how he remains concerned by what he saw in the first half. He stated: “We committed many big mistakes in the first half, so we’ve evaluated that over the past couple of days.
Ancelotti on Tchouaméni going to Paris
During the Villarreal game, the injured Tchouaméni was in Paris watching an NBA game. The young midfielder later apologised for attending the event while his teammates were playing and Ancelotti was asked about this controversy. The Italian stated: “He already published an apology. I think he made a mistake, but he is young and he made one mistake.
Ancelotti on the Camavinga to Arsenal rumours
There have been reports in the past couple of days claiming that Arsenal want to sign Eduardo Camavinga on loan for the rest of the season.
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Real Madrid have announced their squad list for Sunday’s match against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.
Real Madrid Squad:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Luis López.
Defenders: E. Militão, Vallejo, Nacho, Odriozola, Rüdiger, F. Mendy.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Camavinga, Valverde, D. Ceballos.
Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Rodrygo, Mariano.
Modric returns to the team after missing Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash, and he should feature in the starting lineup for what’s expected to be a very tough away game for Madrid.
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