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Ancelotti: "Bale is 100% ready to play and start"

Real's coach speaks ahead of the match against Juve.

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When asked about Juventus' gameplan, Ancelotti was clear.

They like to play with possession too, it will be a different game from the one we played against Atlético. Their confidence is really high after winning the Serie A last weekend and it will be a very tough match.

Real Madrid will play attacking football, says Ancelotti.

The most important thing for us is to play at our best, using our strengths and playing attacking football, although it's obvious that we will need to improve our defensive performances. We will not play with 3 center backs, we used it for a while against Celta and Sevilla but we will not start the game that way.

When Real last won in Turin, most players weren't even born.

Juventus have always been a competitive team, it's not easy to win here. We want to reach our dream to play another Champions League Final after last season's success. They can play with 3 CBs or with 4 defenders, but we need to play the game the way we always play, with our rhythm and identity.

Chicharito will help the squad, says Ancelotti.

We're here because of him too, because he was ready to step in when needed. He will be an important player for the team. He's in optimal condition, so he will be able to start or to come on at any point.

Ancelotti is confident.

We're confident and ready to play physically, though it's true that we don't have the whole roster available. I'm happy with our form. Cristiano is fine, he has no problems.

He also praised Pirlo.

Pirlo is fantastic, I hope he keeps playing in Italy. If he plays in Spain, it will be more difficult for Real to win La Liga. He's like a brother for me, although he says I'm like his father. But I'm not that old!

Bale will be ready to start, says Ancelotti.

Bale played well against Sevilla, I think he's perfect and 100% ready to play and start.

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