Ancelotti confirms Carvajal and Hazard recovery: “El Clasico is special, the players are ready”

Carlo Ancelotti gave an interview to “Realmadrid.com” before El Clasico with Barcelona on Sunday at the “Camp Nou”.

The Italian technician has revealed that Dani Carvajal and Eden Hazard, will manage to be 100% ready for the most ardent challenge on the planet, although this time they will not be any of those who have made it even more interesting, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“We are very good and the players are motivated after the match with Shakhtar. I think Carvajal and Hazard will also return. We have time to prepare El Clasico as well as possible both tactically and physically. Players already know what it means to play in an El Clasico. We will go down to the field with maximum calm and confidence”, said Ancelotti.

To win a match according to Ancelotti, the team must first know how to defend, and that is what is working in recent days after the negative results weeks ago.

He also talked about the best memory he has of an El Clasico, after the first two seasons on the Real bench.

Ancelotti chose to talk about the King Cup final.

“It’s easy. Bale running in the final in 2014. It was a very difficult match because it was not Cristiano Ronaldo due to an injury. We defended very well, but that does not mean you should not attack, just as you should defend when you do not have the ball.”

The first El Clasico for the 2021/22 season will take place on Sunday from 16:15.

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