“The best coach in Europe? I don’t like giving myself votes”

Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the press after his Real Madrid victory over Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu (6-0).

Support for Levante : “I want to send a message of support to Levante and their coach… They are a great club and I’m sure they will come back to La Liga.”

Vinicius and Benzema : “It is the merit of the work of a whole team and then time allowed the two to get along better, to find automatisms. They combined very well, they played really very well.”

The system against Liverpool : “It will be a 4-3-3 which can sometimes turn into 4-4-2, there is no defined system because it depends on the match. Against City, we started in 4-3-3 then we went to 4-4-1-1. It depends on the game.”

Courtois and Lunin : “Lunin will play against Cadiz and then Courtois will play against Real Betis.”

How Real will arrive for the final : “We arrive in good shape because our self-confidence has increased enormously. We are happy for La Liga and we are now focused on the final. We still have time and we have to keep up the pace. The team has very worked well on the pitch and sent a good signal.”

If he is the best coach in Europe : “It’s difficult to answer that. I don’t like to give myself votes, that others give them to me. I’m living a happy moment and I hope it will last over time.”

Fede Valverde : “He has an incredible quality of shot. He must shoot often, you have to take advantage of it. He is physical, he has verticality in his game and it is rare these days among midfielders. Fede has all that.”

The plan against Cadiz : “I will play those who did not play against Levante, like Kroos, Casemiro, Militao… and also Eden Hazard.”

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