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Ancelotti: "Gareth Bale is available"

The Italian coach praised his team.

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Ancelotti shared his thoughts about how well the team is playing lately.

It's true that we're playing well, we know how important every match is. We're thinking about the match against Liverpool, every match is a test and a chance to either improve or take a step back. But we are not afraid because I have a very professional team. I have to admit and make clear that we tried to play this way last year also. I'm confident with this team.

Fresh team news from Carlo Ancelotti.

Bale is fine, Fàbio, Jesé and Carvajal are not available. Illarramendi and Khedira aren't either, but Bale is alright. I will decide his presence in the Starting XI tomorrow. We don't know yet when Jesé will come back with the squad. Coentrao will go through some individual work this week. We will certainly use him when he comes back, just like last year.

As Managing Madrid reported this Sunday, Carvajal's injury is not serious. Ancelotti confirmed it.

Carvajal had a minor injury, it's nothing serious and he will be ready to go in a week. He will be able to rest during the FIFA break.

Cristiano has been trying to assist his teammates lately.

The atmosphere inside the dressing room is very good, and that's why he's been trying to get some assists lately, just like James likes to pass the ball to Benzema or Benzema likes to give assists to Cristiano.

Granada's stadium gave Isco a standing ovation during Real's 4-0 win. Real Madrid's coach was asked why that happened.

Isco is playing very well. He has a good image because he's professional and has a brilliant technique, that's why every football fan wants to see Isco play

It seems that Ancelotti would agree to a contract extension.

We still have some time to talk about this, if the club are happy with me, there will be no problem!

Marcelo was asked about Carlo Ancelotti. There have been rumors about the italian coach getting a contract extension with los blancos soon, and Marcelo shared his feelings about it -- with Ancelotti besides him --.

The manager speaks to us all face to face. He makes us feel very calm and lets us know exactly what we need to do. That's the key. Of course we want him to get an extension!

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