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Ancelotti: "I will decide who will be our goalkeeper after today's training session"

As always, Ancelotti addressed the media the day before the match against Villarreal.

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

As always, the goalkeepers drew the most attention during Friday's press conference. Ancelotti did not say who will defend Real's goal.

I'll make my decision after today's training. And no, I'm not thinking about starting one keeper at home and another one away. If Iker plays, that means he's the best for me. I started Keylor against Elche to give him minutes.

Sportyou's writer Iñaki Cano reported that Keylor Navas is impressed by Villiam Vecchi's lack of innovation during training sessions. Ancelotti was clear about it.

This is madness. He's the best trainer in the world of football. It's simply a lie and a fabricated report.

Benzema stayed on the bench while Ronaldo racked up four goals as a center striker. Ancelotti had something to say about it when the journalists asked him.

Karim doesn't have the pressure to score goals. He doesn't need to be worried about Cristiano earning four goals. I'm sure he's happy when Real Madrid score.

And finally, here are some team news by Carlo Ancelotti before Saturday's game.

We are working hard to improve our confidence when we don't have the ball. We know that last year we struggled against Villarreal, they are quick, dynamic and organised. We are ready because we are aware that the match will be hard. It will be important to start the game well. Pepe and Coentrao are not available for the game.

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