Thu 16 February 2023 | 9:56

Ancelotti calls Modric ‘untouchable’ and praises ‘complete’ Benzema

Carlo Ancelotti hailed two of Madrid’s veterans as Los Blancos easily moved past bottom side Elche

Real Madrid were back in La Liga only days after being crowned the Club World Cup champions in Morocco. Ancelotti’s side managed to thrash bottom of the league Elche 4-0. The Italian tacticians hailed Modric and Benzema following the match, calling Benzema a “complete” player.

Karim Benzema managed to score a brace from the penalty spot which took his tally of goals for

Real Madrid

to 230, surpassing club legend Raul who had 228. He is now just behind Cristiano Ronaldo (311) in Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer charts.

"Karim is not just a striker,"

the Italian said

. "He is very complete, he combines well – today especially with Rodrygo. He is always ready in the area and helps us a lot in possession.

"His career is fantastic and hopefully he can continue. Real Madrid wants him at this level.

"Every game is good to gain confidence. When you win 3-0 and relax, there can be problems and I don't want it. The moment is good. We must maintain this dynamic of concentration and commitment."



had a great match, Luka Modric started the game from the bench, although he came on to round off the 4-0 win with a wonderful strike.


not starting the match comes amidst rumors of him leaving the club in the summer but Ancelotti called to croatian “untouchable”.

"Modric is untouchable for me and for everyone. Everyone is important, and I have total confidence in everyone,"

Ancelotti said

. "I have to rotate because it's a very demanding season.

"The statistics say that [Toni] Kroos scored against [Athletic] Bilbao when coming off the bench [in last month's 2-0 win] and that, today, Modric has scored coming off the bench. From there, they can contribute goals."



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