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Ancelotti talks Valverde, Tchouameni, Benzema, Camavinga after Real Madrid 2-0 RB Leipzig



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Real Madrid continued their 100% win record this season with a 2-0 victory over RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. However, it was a nervy affair for Carlo Ancelotti’s men who did not get the lead until the 80th minute.

Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio got on the scoresheet for Los Blancos on the night to take the team to the top of Group F. They are now two points clear of second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk who dropped points against Celtic on Matchday 2. 

Ancelotti spoke to the press after his team’s 2-0 win and spoke about his reflections on the game and individual players. Here are the snippets from his press conference.

On Federico Valverde’s improvement: “Fede Valverde loves football. He trains very well and has improved after getting consistent minutes.”

On Aurelien Tchouameni’s performance: “Tchouameni is extremely intelligent. When you have so much quality, it’s easy to prove yourself.”

On what makes the French midfielder special: “Tchouameni always wants to learn and asks a lot of questions.”

On where Tchouameni must improve: “It’s true that Tchouameni has to improve, particularly when carrying the ball. But his football IQ is what made us sign him.”

On him showing emotions on the sidelines: “Being angry or nervous during games is normal. I don’t remember myself being calm during a match.”

On what makes the team special: “This group of Real Madrid players is so special because they’re all massive Madridistas. That is important.”

On playing for Real Madrid: “The Real Madrid shirt carries a lot of weight. The players are Madridistas just like the fans and understand this responsibility very well.”

On Karim Benzema’s absence: “With Benzema, our style of play wouldn’t be different. Maybe we would have better moments, but other than that no changes. We will see if he can train in the upcoming days or not.”

On Eduardo Camavinga: “When the scoreline of a game changes, Camavinga’s energy level drops. He has to learn how to put himself in a good position when we need to control the game on a tactical level.”

On whether Benzema would return for the next game: “If Benzema is not completely comfortable, he won’t play. We will not take any risks.”

On the target he set for Valverde: “I told Valverde that if he didn’t score at least 10 goals this season, I will tear up my coaching license and leave.”


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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report



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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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