LIVE: Carlo Ancelotti's Post-Match Press Conference

Carlo Ancelotti's Post-Game press conference. - Pedro Cesca

Managing Madrid was on location for the game against Chelsea and checked in with Ancelotti at the post-match press conference.

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Managing Madrid

You must be a member of Managing Madrid to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Managing Madrid. You should read them.

Join Managing Madrid

You must be a member of Managing Madrid to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Managing Madrid. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker