Carlo Ancelotti Meets the Board and the Players

Denis Doyle

According to several reports in the Spanish press, Carlo Ancelotti met the players before the team's training session. After that, he had dinner with Florentino Pérez and José Ángel Sánchez to discuss Real Madrid's start of the season.

The Spanish media are reporting that Carlo Ancelotti met Real Madrid's players before the team's training session. After that, The Italian coach was seen in José Ángel Sánchez's car leaving a restaurant called Zalacaín.

Both meetings had a positive outcome, according to the press. Cadena COPE reported that Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos exchanged some words with Ancelotti in front of the rest of the squad. According to COPE's report, both captains tried to encourage their teammates. For example, Pepe's attitude towards Benzema during the last derby was retracted. Pepe apologized to Benzema and the striker accepted his apology. That's what  COPE reported. Ramos also asked his teammates to work harder as, in his own words, "Cristiano Ronaldo is the only true star in the team". It's hard to imagine Sergio saying that, because he has a quite high self-esteem.

La Sexta Jugones reported the meeting first. José Luis Sánchez said that Ancelotti was relieved by how the players dealt with the talk. Sánchez visited Punto Pelota on Monday night and went a little bit further. He said that the meeting went on for 50 minutes. Ancelotti reportedly asked for a better attitude, while the players accepted Ancelotti's words.

Josep Pedrerol revealed that Ancelotti told José Ángel Sánchez and Florentino Pérez that he wants to sign a striker this very same winter. Pedrerol didn't say whether the board accepted his demand or not, but he did report that Pérez and Sánchez showed Ancelotti their trust on his work. According to Punto Pelota, Cristiano Ronaldo would like to pair up with Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

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