At the same time, he also addressed Karim Benzema’s comment that Kylian Mbappe will eventually join Real Madrid.
Real Madrid will give their all against Espanyol
A trip to Espanyol is up next for Real Madrid, and Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the media about that game on Saturday. At the same time, he also addressed Karim Benzema’s comment that Kylian Mbappe will eventually join Real Madrid. The Italian responded with some sarcasm but seemingly accepting that Mbappe’s arrival is inevitable sooner or later. “That’s great,” he said in response to Benzema’s comment. “I hope Mbappe enjoys it because Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world.” Moving on to talk about the Espanyol game, Ancelotti revealed that he hadn’t managed to sleep much after the disappointing Sheriff Tiraspol loss. “That defeat hurt our pride, but I think we’ll react against Espanyol,” he said. “We’ll give our all, although keep in mind that we also gave our all against Sheriff.
Los Blancos suddenly struggled to score goals
“When I lose, I also lose sleep as I keep thinking about what happened. That happens to me whenever we don’t win. Emotionally, though, a defeat like the Sheriff one makes me stronger. We’ve suddenly struggled to score goals, and we must change that in the coming games, but that’s football.” Asked about the weekend’s other big game, the clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, Ancelotti revealed that he would watch it, although he wouldn’t say who he thinks is a more severe threat in the title race. “I think both will be the title race,” he replied. “Maybe Atletico Madrid are better right now, but I think they’ll have an even match. We need to think about our own match. Coach Barcelona? With respect, I can’t go against my history. Having been coach of Real Madrid, I couldn’t do that.”
Ancelotti also revealed in his press conference that Ferland Mendy, Marcelo and Dani Carvajal remain out injured but that they should return after the October international break.