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Ancelotti: "Someone important within UEFA shouldn't give his opinion about the Ballon D'Or"

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There has been some rumors about Toni Kroos being a bit tired.

Kroos is going to play tomorrow, we need him and he will have time to rest next week. I don't see a team that is tired, we have recovered properly after the game against Basel. Maybe Kroos is, but we will rotate some players for the Copa del Rey game next week.

Real Madrid have won 15 games in a row, but Ancelotti isn't too worried about this.

We are not talking about our winning streak, we are focusing on every game, and we need to play well tomorrow to keep this streak alive and be atop of the table, that's the most important thing.

And of course, some more Ballon D'Or.

Messi is playing really well at this moment, he's a fantastic player, but I don't want to talk about what the Barcelona papers are saying about this. I think Arbeloa is right, someone with a very important position within UEFA shouldn't give his opinion about the Ballon D'Or

Khedira will not be able to feature this Saturday either. The German has been linked away from the Bernabéu.

Khedira is not ready yet, he needs some more days, I think he will be ready next week, we haven't thought about signing more players this winter, we want to trust Medrán. I don't think we need more signings because we think that he will be back soon. About his contract, we want to negotiate with him, and we want him to play for us.

If Kroos wasn't available, Ancelotti would trust Illarra.

Without Kroos, Illarramendi is the one who is well-suited. He played very well during the second half against FC Basel. He can play.

And finally, he talked about Málaga.

Our style doesn't change, the match against Málaga will be tough, they're playing very well, before their loss to Atlético they had won five games in a row. We need to be careful. Our goal is to win this match, we're not thinking about Barcelona's match against Valencia, it will not decide a single thing right now.

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