MADRID – Carlo Ancelotti took advantage of his public appearance before Real Madrid’s game against Sevilla (tomorrow 3 pm ET on ESPN +) to come to the defense of Gareth Bale. Jonathan Barnett, representative of the Welshman, declared this week that the behavior of the fans with Bale is “disgusting”.
“I do not know him in person but, as far as I know, the player does not think that. Bale respects the fans and he has always respected him. He is not the only player who has been whistled. I have nothing to say,” commented the Italian coach.
For the difficult clash against Sevilla, David Alaba and Eden Hazard trained with the group, but no decision will be made until Sunday morning, as they are still in cotton. The Madrid coach also announced that Federico Valverde is also available.
About the Belgian, Ancelotti spoke again about the psychological aspect of the player and the plague of injuries he has had since he arrived at Real Madrid.
“I’m not in his head but, from what I see, he is a player who has been unlucky and wants to do the best for this team again. He has always had the dream of playing for Real Madrid. The important thing right now is hold on. He’s doing his best. “
Real Madrid receives Sevilla as LaLiga leader with one game less, which will be played next Wednesday against Athletic Bilbao. Between the good run in the league and the leadership of the Champions League group stage, Ancelotti took the opportunity to take stock of the season.
“We have to be happy, we can improve, but we have done quite well. The team is doing well and I think we can get to Christmas well. I love the squad and even more so now that I know them better. They are doing well with each other, with a lot of commitment. . I like the atmosphere “, recognized Carletto.
Looking ahead, the Madrid environment continues to talk about the arrival of Kylian Mbappé and even Erling Haaland. About the Frenchman and the position in which he would play, Ancelotti was clear: Vinicius does not move from the left wing.
“In the game against the Sheriff he was not at his usual level, I agree, but he was not tired … Vinicius is a player who has to play on the left and he will continue playing there whoever his teammate is,” he warned Ancelotti before finishing his press conference.