Ancelotti spoke about Gareth Bale's situation in Real Madrid.
Bale is doing his best to play well, he's playing a fantastic season, we're calm about this. He scored very important goals last season and this season as well. Really, I don't believe that he heard the whistles, he's not worried about this, he's playing well and he's in optimal condition. Bale likes to play on the right wing, he prefers to play there because that way he can shoot more often. Bale can play everywhere upfront and he often switches positions. I'm not considering moving him permanently to the left wing.
Real Madrid have conceded some early goals lately, but Ancelotti is committed to improve.
We concede goals early on, we need to improve our attitude when the game starts in order to avoid this issue. We will kick-off tomorrow's match differently to prevent this from happening.
Marcelo and James will miss the Madrid derby if they get booked against Sevilla, but Real's coach is not worried about this.
Coentrao is not available, he has some minor problems. Tomorrow is our most important match, not the Derby. This is a game at hand that we have and that's why I will not rotate the squad to avoid losing Marcelo and James for Saturday.
Ancelotti analyzed Wednesday's game against Sevilla.
Sevilla are a very dangerous squad, they have quality, they are disciplined and they know how to compete. It will be a very risky match if we don't perform at our best. This season will not be decided until the very end of the season, it's true that it's good to have a small advantage now, but this is not decisive.
There were rumors surrounding Chicharito's potential departure, but the Mexican player stayed.
Chicharito stayed because we need him, I don't know how much we need him. He talked to me and said that he's happy and ready to play. He's a true professional and I'm thankful about this.
Much has been said about Real Madrid's tactics, but the debate should not be that important, according to Ancelotti.
We try to defend in 4-4-2 and attack with a 4-3-3. It's not that hard to understand -laughs-. We started this against Barcelona last season in the Copa del Rey, we're using this system now. If the opposition doesn't attack much, we defend 4-3-3 too, it all depends. But if Bale, Cristiano and Benzema are fit, they will always play.