The technician of the Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, affirmed this Tuesday that the Brazilian winger Vinicius “He has quality” to fight one day for the Ballon d’Or, an award he won on Monday Leo Messi for the seventh time, beating other contenders such as the ‘merengue’ striker Karim Benzema.
“Vinicius has the quality to fight one day to win this award (the Golden Ball). We have had Benzema, Modric or Courtois and the Real Madrid squad have options, “the Italian coach highlighted at a press conference on the eve of LaLiga’s match against Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabéu (2:00 PM).
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Vinicius “He knows his position in this squad very well, he knows his teammates and he doesn’t feel like a star because he’s humble. This is one of his best virtues,” he added.
“If I could have chosen the best, I would have chosen Benzema. The second would have been Vinicius, the third Courtois, the fourth Casemiro, fifth Kroos, sixth Camavinga … I have to respect why talk about Messi it means that he is the best and it is a personal opinion “, confessed Ancelotti.
Regarding the match at the Santiago Bernabéu against the Basque team, Ancelotti He pointed out that the Belgian Eden Hazard will be with the team, although “he has to improve his condition. Having minutes is clear because he will improve. He has to endure the moment to have more minutes and play more.”
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The Real Madrid, leader of the Spanish championship, faces Athletic Club in a match corresponding to the 9th date, which was postponed in its day by the call of the South American players of the white club with their teams for the South American qualifiers to the World Cup-2022.