THE BALL – “By playing like this we can eliminate PSG” (Real Madrid)

Following tonight’s league game at the Santiago Bernabéu, in which Real Madrid hosted and beat Real Sociedad 4-1, Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti in his usual press conference after -match, was very satisfied with performance of your team.

“We played very well from the start. That was the plan, press hard and prevent Real Sociedad from leaving. The physical wear and tear was great, but by playing like that, we can eliminate PSG. It was important to win, because we had the opportunity to increase the distance [para o Sevilha] in the championship. The team understood very well the importance of this game, which now gives us a lot of hope for the next game on Wednesday, because we showed the intensity that the fans needed and that we had to have against Paris Saint -Germain. And we can repeat that,” the coach said.

So after Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of the table from six to eight points over their pursuers Sevilla, the focus is clearly on their bid to rebuild the Champions League Round of 16 following their 1-0 loss. , at the Parc des Princes. “All of Madrid believe more in playing with PSG after this game. The thanks to the fans came from the players themselves and it was a very nice moment. The support of our supporters will be crucial on Wednesday.

Deprived of the former FC Porto Casemiro for the match with the red-and-blue, Carlo Ancelotti was clear: “There is no player who can replace Casemiro, no one has his quality, but we can put another player in that position. If it was

O [Toni] Kroos, we would be better with the ball, but we had to improve defensively.

As such, the choice of Carlo Ancelotti could fall on Eduardo Camavinga, who replaced the German international in tonight’s match with Real Sociedad: “[Camavinga] He has a lot of quality and knows perfectly the importance he has in this group, because of his youth and his quality. He feels better playing alongside Casemiro, but he can do both. He is a player with a lot of energy and shooting quality. we have to see [se jogará de início com o PSG], but it is possible. Our game plan will not change despite the players not being able to play. »

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