Carlo Ancelotti repeats desire for good football

Carlo Ancelotti repeats desire for good football


Real Madrid manager has repeated his determination that the team will play attractive, attacking football while under his charge.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Los Blancos’ first game of the US tour against LA Galaxy, the Italian boss said the club is steeped in history and tradition of playing football in an entertaining way.

“This club and the fans like good football and that is how we will try to play for them. This squad is very good. As I have often said, we have experience, youth, character and quality. I am very happy with the squad and the work we are doing,” he said.

The 54-year-old added:”It is usual for there to be competition between the players because knowing that there are a lot of matches and that everyone has a chance to play helps motivate them all. We need to play in unity and be a team which plays attractive, offensive, attacking football.”

In a wide ranging press conference, the boss answered all sorts of questions – including the fitness of Asier Illarramendi and Xabi Alonso. But the main talking point was the impending transfer of Gareth Bale.

Ancelotti refused to be drawn though, stating: “It is difficult to talk about Bale because he is not a Real Madrid player at present. I think the club is negotiating to try to find a solution and we will see what happens.”