Reporters from all over the world piled into the conference room hosting Jose Mourinho's press conference to the point where there was little to no standing room, let alone open seats for most media members. After Mourinho's entertaining words, many reporters vacated the room as Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti took to the microphone to talk about his team's resounding 3-1 victory on this humid Miami night.
Ancelotti praised Iker Casillas for a great performance between the posts and a wonderful second half save but said that Diego Lopez will start Saturday's match as the manager continues to evaluate who'll be the starting goalie once the league campaign rolls around.
The boss also expressed his admiration for Cristiano's physical condition and work ethic, saying that having a great professional like Cristiano on the team makes his job as a manager much easier.
I had the chance to ask Carlo what he envisions for Canteranos Jese Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata this season. Ancelotti said they are both fantastic young players and while they won't play every game, the season is long enough that they'll see some minutes and play an important part for the team.
Finally, Ancelotti was asked whether the starting eleven he fielded today could possibly be his go-to line-up once the real competitions kick-off. Carlo took a step back and noted that they are still missing very important players like Xabi Alonso, Asier Illaramendi and Raphael Varane due to injury, but that he intends on fielding a very strong side against Real Betis once the season officially begins.