Ancelotti: I'm lucky to coach this brave team

Thu 23 September 2021 | 8:27

Real Madrid boss praises Benzema and Asensio for their stellar performance against Mallorca.

Real Madrid

put on a memorable show last night at home and defeated Mallorca with six goals.

Marco Asensio


Karim Benzema

played a special role in Real’s last night thrashing, with Asensio managing to score a hat-trick and Benzema scoring a brace and making two assists.

Delighted with his players’ performance, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said after the game:

"I invest my experience in the team and look to give them my all, both in terms of experience and confidence.

"I'm lucky to coach this brave team with a lot of quality and players who learn quickly. Asensio played very well. We knew that he can do a lot of damage and they had a lot of quality between the lines, he's a very good shot taker and he combines very well.

"Asensio has performed very well and during next week he can hopefully score three goals as well. I think this is the position.

"It can be sometimes that if we push with the full-back, defending, he can play more on the outside, but with the ball it's always the same position because he likes it. When he comes inside he has the ball on the left and he is very dangerous there."

The Italian tactician added on Benzema:

"Karim is doing well. He's scored eight goals and can make you forget that he is playing very well with the team, he gets behind, he contributes to the other players.

"He's a striker who doesn't just score goals. He is complete in every way.”

source: SportMob

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