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Ancelotti: Real Madrid have the quality to compete for the Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the press after Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Inter at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

Los Blancos’ coach was pleased with his side’s display and, although he feels the defence could apply more pressure, he is confident of his side’s chances in this year’s Champions League.

Luka Jovic started and, with Karim Benzema a doubt for the Madrid derby on the weekend, the Serbian showed he can help the team.

“Luka Jovic played very well, helping the team in the attacking phase, in the control phase as well…,” he said after the game.

“We have days to see if Karim can recover, I think he will.”

Ancelotti then gave an assessment of where the team stands currently.

“We are doing well. We are at a high level and now we have greater defensive commitment,” he said.

“Sometimes we don’t press high enough. We are fine, we are comfortable…

“We have no means to defend on an open pitch. Sometimes it is not so aesthetically pleasing, but we are doing very well.

“We have the quality to win LaLiga and the quality to compete in the Champions League.

“There are no teams with the quality to win the Champions League, but to compete yes.

“There are more intense teams, others with more quality.

“We are not an intense team in the defensive aspect, we cannot defend on an open pitch, but we have a lot of quality, a lot of experience and a lot of commitment.”


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