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Ancelotti: "Pepe and Modric are questionable"

Both players could rest against Granada after missing Real's Copa del Rey win against Cornellà.

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Real Madrid playing well, and Ancelotti is pleased about it.

We're happy with what we're doing, we are playing well and now we're focused on our next match. You never know how the next match is going to be so we need to be careful. We'll try to get to the Christmas break leading the table, everything is possible.

Pepe and Modric are questionable for the game, Ancelotti revealed.

I have to wait before deciding the lineup, Pepe and Modric had small problems. Bale, Coentrao and Jesé are not available.

Granada have Joaquín Caparrós, and that makes them tough.

Granada have changed, starting from their coach. It will be a match with a lot of intensity, Caparrós' teams are well-organised, they play with good counterattacks and it will be hard to beat them, for sure. We need to play with this good attitude and fight to play our best.

Kroos, Modric, James and Isco are showing that sometimes you do not need a defensive midfielder, but Khedira and Illarramendi will still be important, according to the Italian coach.

Khedira and Illarramendi are important for us, we'll used them throughout the season. Khedira is improving his fitness, and it's obvious that he is an important player for us, and so is Illarramendi. We trust them and I know that they will be useful.

Real Madrid are playing much better now, and Ancelotti knows why.

Our attitude when we don't have the ball has improved a lot, and this is the key to attack better as well, I think it was a matter of attitude.

There has been some controversy around the LFP Awards, but Ancelotti did not want to hear about it.

Each one of the awards won by Real Madrid do not surprise me.

When asked about Bale and Isco's fight for one spot, Ancelotti shared his thoughts as well.

Nobody should be angry, Bale deserves to play after being one of the most important players on this roster, I don't think that anyone will get angry. Isco is playing very well, and I hope that he carries on with this momentum until the end of the season. Bale and Isco have played together many times and maybe that will happen again.

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