“He is a player who has much more responsibility, who feels much more like a leader“, assured Ancelotti, in the press conference prior to the League match against Elche on Wednesday.
His attitude has changed; he is much more of a leader
“Technically, he hasn’t changed much because the quality he has today, he had eight years ago, has changed his attitude; he is much more of a leader,” Ancelotti assured when questioned about the French striker’s evolution since his first step on the Merengue bench ago. eight years.
Ancelotti also stated that the meringue players are “very happy” for Benzema’s awardwho on Monday thanked all his colleagues for their help.
“We feel a bit of ours,” said the Italian coach, recalling that “it is an individual award for a player who has done better this season, but with the help of a team that has put him in a position to show all his quality.” .
“We have to think about the next Ballon d’Or and he can start putting some pieces in tomorrow,” said Ancelotti, who avoided ruling on a future opportunity for Kylian Mbappé to arrive at Real Madrid in the future.
“The future of this club is already written because young players like Vinicius, Camavinga, Militao, Tchouaméni, have already written the future of this team,” Ancelotti said. “The players change, the squad of now will not be the one of next year, but these players have already shown what the future of Real Madrid will be”.
Ancelotti also considered “fair” the eighth position achieved by Vinicius in the Ballon d’Or.
“It’s fair because it allows him to try to improve what he did last year. It gives him motivation,” said Ancelotti, who once again ruled out goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for the game against Elche.