Carlo Ancelotti has responded clearly to the suggestions that Real Madrid a re coming to the end of their cycle after the Supercopa de Espana defeat against Barcelona.
The Real Madrid coach has a clear plan of to get out of situations like the one they are in right now.
Los Blancos were beaten comprehensively by Barcelona at the weekend in the Supercopa final which was played in Saudi Arabia. The final ended 3-1 to the Blaugrana.
As far as Ancelotti is concerned, Real Madrid are not at the end of a cycle, they are actually beginning one.
“It’s a young team although everyone talks about [Luka] Modric, [Toni] Kroos or [Karim] Benzema, but there were already young players and there are more who have arrived this year. I think we are at the beginning of a cycle. It is a moment of transition from one fantastic era to another. There are players who will take over this team, from the Kroos, Modric or Benzema,” Ancelotti said.
“We have had injuries that have affected us a little more and it was not foreseeable. Not being at full strength is quite normal. We have to endure this month.
“We think that tomorrow is important, even though everyone thinks Madrid are dead. We have to be calm and confident, it’s a complicated period against rivals who are on good form.
“We are never going to give up and we are going to come out on top. When? I don’t know, hopefully tomorrow. We will not come out too late and this team will compete in all competitions”.
There has been a lot of criticizm of Kroos and Modric after the game but Ancelotti came out in defence of his midfielders.
“It’s different. Kroos is fine because he didn’t go to the World Cup and Modric did, so his condition is not optimal but he will get better,” he said.
When asked about what his role is when the team is going through a tough moment, Ancelotti said: “It is not so complicated, it is to be as objective as possible and to do things in the simplest possible way. In soccer, the easiest thing to do is to defend well”.