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Ancelotti: "Carvajal will be back in a couple days"

A satisfied Carlo Ancelotti talked to the media after the 3-0 win over Levante. He shared some information about Varane and Carvajal's condition and it's looking good. Of course, we still have to wait for the result of any tests. Carvajal himself also talked to the media, as well as Nacho and Marcelo.

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Carlo Ancelotti

About the team's performance:

"We came out with the same intensity and focus we had in the last few games. We played well, with confidence, from the first minute to the last."

On Real Madrid's three and four-point lead over Atlético and Barcelona:

"We have a little advantage but we can only think about our next game. It's true that we started six points behind and that we're living a great moment."

Both Raphäel Varane and Dani Carvajal suffered big hits that left us worried. Carletto shared some good news:

"Varane had a small hit on his tibia. I don't think it's going to be a problem. Same thing with Carvajal. We expect to have him back in two or three days. It doesn't look serious." While we still have to wait, let's hope any tests performed bring good results.

On the team's current situation:

"We're in good position in La Liga and the other competitions. That was our objective in the beginning and we're achieving it through hard work. We have a good atmosphere in the locker room and we have to keep it this way. We're leading La Liga but the season is still long. We can't think about too many things because we can lose our focus. The objective is to finish it in this position."

Is the Italian coach already thinking about winning the treble?:

"I'm only thinking about the game against Málaga, not about the treble. Real Madrid has to fight for every competition."

Asked if he would use the same lineup used today if he was playing the Champions League final tomorrow:

"I don't know. I used the best lineup I have today. Not sure I would do the same in a final."

On winning La Liga:

"The important thing is to win it, not the way we accomplish it. We have to fight for it to the last minute."


"We didn't play a perfect game. We improved in the second half. We didn't allow any goals and it's clear that we're better than we were before.We were nearly perfect tonight."

Asked about Barcelona's loss:

"We couldn't afford to fail tonight. Obviously, it's good that the other teams are losing but we need to focus on ourselves."

On scoring with his right foot:

"Sometimes I hit the ball better with my right foot during practice and fortunately, I was able to score with it tonight."

On his chances of replacing Carvajal as a right back:

"I'm willing to help the team and the coach can trust me if he decides to put me there but I hope Dani's injury isn't serious."


Asked about Carvajal's condition and his chance to play if Dani's injury keeps him out:

"We'll see if his injury is serious or not. It doesn't look bad and Varane's hit was just a scary moment. I'm ready if the coach needs me."

He shared his thoughts on the game against Levante:

"It wasn't a perfect game but we got a good, fair result. We're still in first place."

This game was a big hit to Barcelona's hopes of winning La Liga:

"We have to keep hitting them, every weekend, but we have to calm down a bit because this isn't over."

Dani Carvajal

Obviously, he talked about his injury:

"I'm fine. The sensations I'm feeling after the play are good. I hope it's nothing serious. It was an isolated play. The doctor asked me to leave to the locker room and I just want to calm down everyone that worried about it."

Asked about the team's current situation:

"Every other team would love to be in our place but this isn't over yet and we can only think about Málaga."

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