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Ancelotti talks Tchouameni, Hazard, Benzema, Modric following Celta Vigo 1-4 Real Madrid

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It was carnage at Municipal de Balaidos as Real Madrid pulled off a stunning 4-1 win over Celta Vigo in Matchday 2 of La Liga. It was Los Blancos’ first game without Casemiro, but the team showed no signs of slowing down or stuttering.

The hosts were not completely outplayed on the night, for they had five shots blocked and a total of 15 attempts. However, it was Real Madrid’s precision in front of goal that set them apart.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the press after his team’s impressive away victory where he talked about a range of topics, including Aurelien Tchouameni, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema. Madrid Universal brings you the highlights of his press conference.

On Aurelien Tchouameni: “Tchouameni has very different qualities compared to Casemiro. I’m happy for him, he played well and enjoyed himself out there tonight.”

On Luka Modric’s performance: “Modric is timeless, immortal. He is always ready, he always plays well.”

On Rodrygo’s return: “Rodrygo is finally back, he will help us a lot.”

On Modric’s impact on the team: “Modric is the LEADER of this team, he is our reference.”

On Benzema’s decision to give Hazard the penalty: “I am happy that Benzema gave the penalty to Eden, it doesn’t matter that he missed.”

On Federico Valverde: “I think Fede gives his best from midfield, but he manages to play well in the right wing too. Rodrygo being back will help him and the team.”

On Eden Hazard’s form: “Eden Hazard is coming back to his best, he has shown it. The penalty miss does not change anything.”

Source: Real Madrid Twitter

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  1. Rudy De León

    August 23, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I think we should get rid of hazard and get a player that will help benzema. Hazard is just like bale making a lot of money and not giving anything in return.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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