Ancelotti: Benzema’s absence is impressive..and I will not answer any question related to Mbappe

Written by Syed Hosni

Friday, March 10, 2023 02:16 PM

Carlo Ancelotti, coach of the team confirmed real madrid The Spaniard said that the absence of French star Karim Benzema from the third scheduled Espanyol match tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, will be influential, in the match that brings the two teams together in the 25th round of the Spanish League competition for the current season 2022-2023..

Ancelotti said in the press conference for the match, “Benzema has a hit in his ankle. He was unable to train with us. Benzema will be present for Wednesday’s match.”

The Real coach added, “Certainly the absence of Karim Benzema will affect us, he is very important to us, he did not reach this level and it affected us, in the second part of the season it was important and it will be more important, we are not talking about a player who must reach optimum level and we are confident it will help us.”

He continued, “It is an important moment in the season because we want to reach El Clasico with good feelings. We have to win tomorrow and go to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. We worked as we do not usually do. We did tactics and offensive work that we were not good at. We are fine and ready for tomorrow.”

And he continued, “Mbappe? You can ask this question tomorrow, today, or two months from now, it is a question that I will never answer.”

He ended his remarks by saying, “Espanyol will play solidly with a little defensive organization without spaces. We must be enthusiastic and focused.”

Real Madrid ranks first in the La Liga table with 53 points, behind leaders Barcelona with 62 points, while Espanyol comes in 13th place with 27 points..

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