Ancelotti insists Madrid need no signings

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Carlo Ancelotti claims the La Liga giant do not need any new players as they resume the league, the Italian also had his say on World cup winner Lionel Messi.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has stated that he is contended with the strength of his squad and insists the team do not need new players as the January transfer window approaches.

The La Liga defending champion will resume their campaign after the world cup as they will be visiting Valladolid later today.

Speaking ahead of the game Ancelotti said: “We’re in good shape and looking forward to returning to action. The team’s doing well and has trained well. We’ve got Benzema back, and this is very important for us.

“Those who returned today have been training individually and they’re available. I’m going to give priority to those who have been training here. Mariano won’t be available because he sprained his ankle in the last friendly.”

When asked about new signings the former Everton manager stated that: “We’re quite good. We don’t need more players because the squad is quite strong, but we don’t know if anyone will leave yet. Perhaps a player will look for a team where they can get more minutes. 2022 was a fantastic year and I hope we can make it a memorable 2023.”

Some of the Real Madrid players will be out of contract this season but the Italian claims he is not bothered as he believes his players are motivated to stay at the club.

“It’s a situation that doesn’t worry me because the players are really motivated,” Ancelotti added. “The club isn’t worried either. We’ll look at each case individually and until June I have total faith in them. I’ll be pleased if everyone stays. But if they decide to leave, I will be too.”

Former rival player Lionel Messi won the World cup against France in Qatar and this has added to his profile in the football history but Ancelotti has his say on the former Barcelona player.

“He’s done really well and he’s a great footballer. His career has improved now with the World Cup win, but I don’t know if he’s the best player in history because every period has had important players. I’ll never say he’s the best ever. I’ve enjoyed and still enjoy watching top players like Ballon d’Or winners, who I see train every day. I’ve seen Di Stéfano, Maradona, Cruyff…”

 

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