Already champions, Real Madrid enters the field this Sunday, in a duel against Cádiz, for the penultimate round of the Spanish Championship. Coach Carlo Ancelotti gave a press conference this Saturday and revealed that he should save some stars for the confrontation.
“I gave Benzema a break in the last few matches because I felt he deserved it. Tomorrow, I will give Vinícius Júnior and Courtois a break. Carvajal, Ceballos and Hazard will return to the team. We are planning all this. Next week they will all be back.” , said the Italian.
The coach also commented on the future of Belgian Eden Hazard at the merengue club. The striker, as in recent years, has suffered from injuries and has had few minutes on the pitch this season.
“We haven’t talked about this yet, but his plan is very clear. Stay and do it with a lot of motivation, because he hasn’t done well in recent years and he wants to show his quality. He wants to stay here to demonstrate his talent”, he said.
“I think he will have minutes in the next matches. There are many games, there is fatigue and there will be rotations in the team, just as they had throughout the season. Everyone can have an opportunity. Conquering the title in a big club is a challenge for everyone, but I still think that quantity is not the most important, but quality. We have the example of Rodrygo, who didn’t start many times, but had quality minutes and made the difference”, he added.
Finally, Ancelotti spoke about athletes who surprised him by their high evolution this season and mentioned the Brazilian Rodrygo. The youngster scored two decisive goals against Manchester City in the semi-final of the Champions League, which gave the Spanish team a spot in the final of the tournament.
“The ones that surprised me the most were the ones I didn’t know well: Rodrygo, Valverde and Camavinga. Vinícius didn’t surprise me, because he had already shown his talent and now he’s also better in the submissions. But Rodrygo, Valverde and Camavinga surprised me”, he concluded. .