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Ancelotti: "Bale's agent should have stayed quiet"

The coach analyzed Real's home game against Juventus.

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Ancelotti said that Real Madrid are ready.

This is a decisive moment in our season, we are close to play another Final. We know it's hard because history is against us, but we are determined to do our best and win.

The Italian coach spoke about the whistles to Iker Casillas.

Like I said many times, nobody likes to hear whistles for his players. I know that Casillas has experience, so he will be ready to play well. I believe that Casillas said multiple times that he wants to stay. He has everybody's confidence.

Ancelotti announced that Benzema is ready to play and start.

Benzema is available, 100% ready to go. He had time to recover and he's ready. He could play as a starter or come on later in the game. This is the main question I have, he's ready but he hasn't played a game in a month. He gives us the possibility to play with more quality and control the game because he makes his teammates better.

Real Madrid played well but need to improve their recent performances.

The team played well over the last couple of games but maybe we lacked some concentration on small things. It will be important to control this and play with more intensity.

Ramos could play in the midfield, says Carlo.

I'm not ruling that out, it's possible.

Will Juventus' gameplan change?

Juve know how to play football, their gameplan will not change much because they have a small advantage. It will not make a big difference for us if they play with 2 center-backs or 3.

Ancelotti was clear when he spoke about Bale.

I think Bale played well. Last season he scored in the Finals, if we're lucky he will do the same this season. We are happy with his season. Bale's agent spoke too much, he doesn't know how we work and Bale never had a problem with his teammates. He is loved by his teammates and he loves them too. He should have stayed quiet. He's happy to be here and I did not understand what his agent said.

What are the keys to the game?

We have to stay calm, we are motivated and we want to play another Final. We need to play with intensity but staying concentrated at all times.

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