End of the Real press conference
That’s all for today. See you on RMC Sport on Wednesday to follow the match between Real Madrid and Frankfurt.
A question about Finnish football for Ancelotti
The technician responds with a few generalities (and brio in his communication).
“It’s the first time I’ve been to Helsinki. It’s a very nice place, a bit like Canada. Finnish football has had good results in recent years. We’re going to play in a historic stadium. We’re happy to be there. There will be a lot of Real fans and a lot of Frankfurt fans and the fans will be in black and white. You would think that the whole stadium will be for Real.”
Ancelotti on the best season
“Without a doubt, yes it’s the best season of my career. My players managed to do it. It was a combination of quality, experience, enthusiasm and a bit of youth. We beat great teams and achieved great things.”
Benzema on the good season ahead
“It was the best season of my career because there were the trophies. This is a new challenge and I want to do better on the pitch. I am mentally prepared to do better.”
Modric and Benzema on what they would like to have each other
Benzema: “The football he plays is all I love. He knows how to play with one or two touches. I might like his outside of the foot.”
Modric: “I would like to have everything from Karim. I didn’t know him well when I arrived but I saw all his talent when I trained with him. What I would like from him, his goals. To score as many goals.”
Benzema on Real and his role as captain
“I arrived young. I wanted to win the Champions League. I’m very happy to be the first captain; I’m proud of my job. But what changes is being the first captain. For the I continue to help my teammates, score goals and make assists to help the team.”
Ancelotti on his eleven in the Supercup
“Champions League winners can play in the Super Cup although it’s true that other players also deserve to play. But the two next to me have chances to play.”
Modric on the importance of the trophy at the start of the season
“We want to start the season in the best possible way. We lost the Supercup last time. We want to win and we will do everything to win and start the season in the best possible way.”
Ancelotti on Frankfurt and German football
“There is a big liability on the side of Bayern. What happened in Germany, happened elsewhere too. Achieving a balance between the teams is complicated.”
Impossible to replace Benzema today according to Ancelotti
Benzema: “I don’t know if we need another striker, you have to ask the coach. We have a lot of players capable of playing up front.
Ancelotti: “We have a lot of attackers with Karim, Mariano, Rodrygo, Vinicius. If the best striker in the world is missing at the moment T. It is impossible to replace Karim Benzema at the moment at the position of number 9. “
Ancelotti on the best squad this season
“We have signed players who have improved the physical capacity of the team. We must create this chemistry between young people and veterans. This chemistry was decisive for the squad last season. With Rudiger and Tchouaméni, it goes bring a lot on a physical level.”
Modric on his playing time before the World Cup
“I’ve always said it was special. The important thing is what we show on the pitch and in the game. I feel good on the pitch. Carlo knows that I want to play and that I like to play. I am in a good position to help the team. The World Cup is in the middle of the season but that does not change anything. You have to be ready, train well and be ready for when the Mister asks us to be.”
Ancelotti on his status and Benzema on Ronaldo’s departure from Real
Ancelotti: “It’s always special to win. If we’re in a position to win, I’ll be happy. But the statistics are not so important to me, I want to enjoy with my players.”
Benzema: “It’s different since Ronaldo left. I’ve scored more since he left. We had a different system and we had fun on and off the pitch. I knew I could give more and when he left I knew it was time for me to bring more”.
Benzema on the Ballon d’Or or the collective titles
“Every year I want to win trophies and that’s important. I’ve always said that the team wins the trophies. The individual awards come after, the most important thing is to win trophies with the team. ‘crew.”
Benzema and Modric on a better season
Benzema: “I always say that we are not very young anymore but we are working at all levels, on and off the pitch. We want to keep a high level. The squad has improved compared to last season. “
Modric: “As Karim said, you always have to work hard. We have a very good quality squad. We have prepared for a good season. We will give everything to have a good season.”
Ancelotti on the dream of a short story with titles
“We will see if it is possible, we will fight for all competitions and all tables. It will be difficult but we will do our best to compete in all competitions. I have confidence in my team, in everything my squad. We have improved compared to last season. We will give everything we have.”
Ancelotti on Frankfurt and the Super Cup
“It’s a normal match. We come to win. We saw their match against Bayern and that won’t hide their journey in the Europa League. They’re a dynamic team with speed. We’ll have to fight for it. to win. We have a lot of confidence. We want to win this Super Cup.”
Benzema on being the best player in the world
“I’m not like that to say I’m the best or not. Every year I give my best for this club, it’s the best club in the world. I try to push the level every year. There are d other people to say if I’m the best in the world but I won’t say it.”
Modric and Benzema on the importance of the European Super Cup
Benzema: “It’s very difficult to win, it’s good for us. Every game is a war and it’s an important game for us. We will try to win this game. We are European champions and we will give everything to try to bring the trophy back to Madrid.”
Modric: “It was a difficult path to win the Champions League. On Wednesday we can win the first trophy of our season. We will give everything. We are ready and we hope to show it on Wednesday.”
Let’s go for the Real Madrid press conference
Carlo Ancelotti is flanked by Luka Modric and Karim Benzema.
Benzema and Modric present in conf
Carlo Ancelotti will be accompanied by Luka Modric and Karim Benzema during this Real Madrid press conference. Another ten minutes before the start of the media meeting.
It’s the end of the German conference!
See you in 20 minutes for that of Real, scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
As a goalkeeper, how do you prepare to face players like Benzema?
Trapp: “It’s a way of showing our strengths, our qualities. Everyone knows this team, I didn’t have to do any specific preparation. My job remains the same, to stop as many shots as possible. There will be a lot of quality on the pitch tomorrow, with Benzema, Vinicius… They have special players.”
On the Benzema threat in front
Glasner: “When we play against Real Madrid and a player like Karim Benzema, we have to defend especially well. He moves incredibly well and has enormous finishing quality.”
On the support of the Frankfurt public, very prominent last season in the Europa League
Trapp: “The support of the fans is an important part of our club. This support in the Europa League has helped us enormously. Of course, we also want to give them something in return.”
Kostic leaves for Juve
The Eintracht coach has also confirmed that his winger Filip Kostic will not be in the squad tomorrow, he who must quickly commit to Juventus Turin.
On the interest of competing in this European Supercup
Trapp: “This game means a lot to us, because it’s the reward for our efforts. We can measure ourselves against what is perhaps the best team in Europe and show what we are capable of. We are happy because that we deserved it”.
Santos Borré: “Tomorrow is a great match for us. It’s a final. We have the possibility of continuing to write history and win a trophy. We must take advantage of these moments”.
How to play against Real?
Borré Santos: “We have to be focused. We have to be strong. We have to defend compactly and systematically use our own moments of transition. Then we will have a chance”.
Real too strong for Frankfurt?
Glasner: “We saw last season that there is always a chance. And that chance we want to take tomorrow too. We will face an exceptionally good team, but we know what we are capable of.”
First question on the opposition raised against Real
Glasner: “We are all very excited about this match. It is the reward of our victory in the Europa League last year to be able to play against Real. We approach this meeting with great joy and without any fear”.
Let’s go for the Frankfurt conference
Former Parisian Kevin Trapp, Rafael Santos Borré and coach Oliver Glasner will be interviewed by European media.
The two pre-match press conferences can be followed with us here
5:15 p.m. for that of Eintracht Frankfurt, which should not delay any longer, and 6:15 p.m. for that of Real Madrid. We keep in touch.
The Real Madrid group with the rookies
For this meeting, Carlo Ancelotti will be able to count on a group made up of 25 players. The recruits Antonio Rudiger, Aurélien Tchouaméni are present. Just like the French Eduardo Camavinga, Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema.
Kostic not retained in the Frankfurt group
In the process of leaving for Juventus, Filip Kostic will not make the trip with his teammates, as announced by the German club. “We are currently in poupalers with another club (…) In this context, we have decided to play the match against Real Madrid without Filip”, as specified by the sporting director Markus Krosche.
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