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Ancelotti speaks after the Real Madrid win at Copenhagen

It was a fairly ho-hum match for the men in White. Here are the Boss' thoughts on it as well as those of a couple players.

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  • First off, regarding one of RM's midfield maestros, Carlo said that the knock that Luka Modric sustained is not serious and that he played very well, both offensively and defensively, in his partnership with Xabi Alonso giving the team an excellent balance.
  • On Cristiano Ronaldo's stellar form: "Cristiano Ronaldo is a complete striker who can score goals in every way possible. He's a little angry about the penalty, but he scored an important goal and played very well."
  • Even oft-maligned defender Nacho got some love from The Eyebrow: "Nacho played well and the team is doing better defensively. We've only conceded one goal in their last five games and you must keep this balance."
  • On the overall match and the team's motivation in a game that they didn't necessarily have to win: "The team is close to what I was looking for, defensively we're doing well... It was a good game. We played seriously, controlled the game, and scored goals. I'm very happy... The Real Madrid shirt motivates everyone to do the maximum in every game."
  • Marcelo's words: "We are working very well, improving every game... We are now much better than five or six games ago."
  • Cristiano on the game and group: "Objective complete. We finished first and did well... The team is very well, with confidence and playing attractive football."
  • Isco: "Every game is important, we are Real Madrid and we are required to win on any field. We are playing good football and conceding few goals."
The team will now rest up in preparation for their match way at Osasuna this Saturday.

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