Carlo Ancelotti: There was indeed a lot of corruption in football in the 1980s and 1990s, but now there is basically no

January 28 News Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti attended the match against Real Sociedad
press conference

Last night, Atletico Madrid CEO Xiao Hill issued an open letter on Atletico Madrid’s official website, accusing Real Madrid of affecting the referee system, and Real Madrid eliminated Atletico Madrid and advanced because of the referee’s penalty. Do you agree?

I think the game was very close and very difficult, and from our point of view, I think Real Madrid have no problem qualifying, just right.
I won’t discuss other things. The only “system” I know is tomorrow’s tactical system. I hope my tactical arrangement for tomorrow is correct.

When Real Madrid lost at Villarreal, many people thought that Real Madrid’s season was coming to an end, just like the second season you coached last time. Looking at it now, what do you think of this public opinion?

My point of view is that this is a normal thing in football, there are always ups and downs, when you encounter difficulties, you need to keep your head and be self-critical, which is what we have been doing.

I think this is the work of the team. I, the players, and the club contribute their own efforts. When encountering difficulties, everyone needs to contribute.

Football is like this, you can turn adversity into good times very quickly, but good times can also turn into bad times very quickly. We need to stay focused and avoid that from happening.

Many people say that Real Madrid has not played well recently, but fighting spirit has helped the team win. What do you think of this?

When we won the Champions League, everyone said “Real Madrid didn’t play well”. Real Madrid has always played hard, but sometimes they played well and sometimes not so well, but I can tell you: Real Madrid is
A team without clear characteristics and style, the reason is very simple, I don’t want my team to have clear characteristics, I want my team to be omnipotent.
So, there is no characteristic, in the eyes of many people, it is “not playing well”, but we have been playing football, and sometimes we have played very well.

Regarding the question of Vinicius, after scoring in the Madrid derby, Vinicius was very excited. What do you think of Vinicius’ emotions during this period?

As I said before, Vinicius has been very focused than before, because he hopes to win. In any training and competition, I think Vinicius is very good, works hard, and runs with all his strength in the game, although
There were some setbacks, but in the end the goal was scored.

There have been rumors about your son and Everton recently, do you think David will coach independently in the future?

(laughs) David hopes to coach independently, this is a matter of the future, and now is not the time.
We are very happy at Real Madrid. In the future, if he says he wants to coach independently, then there is no problem. He has the ability to coach independently and start his own career.
But for now, we hope to continue coaching at Real Madrid, at least not yet.

Rodrygo played the semi-forward role in the Derby yesterday and performed very well. Will you consider continuing to play him like this in the future?
And there is Camavinga Joan Armeni in the midfield. Will you consider this 4-2-3-1 formation in the future?

I really like this formation, especially in defense.
Of course, in the semi-forward position, we have Rodrigo, and sometimes Modric and Asensio.
Rodrygo is very suitable for this position, we thought about it, and we did use Rodrygo in this position in many games.

Regarding the refereeing issue, many people are accusing the referee of being “corrupt” and “faint”. As a person who has experienced it, what do you think?

I think first of all the work of referees is becoming more and more difficult to do. Of course, now that VAR is available, it has also helped referees a lot. For example, people talk less about offside issues now, but some judgments of a subjective nature
, is still controversial.

As for the issue of “corruption”, I think that compared with the 1980s and 1990s, there was indeed a lot of corruption in football at that time, and it is basically gone now.
Of course, the referee must make mistakes, and everyone will make mistakes.
But in general, I think the level of refereeing in Europe has improved a lot.

Have you read the Atletico Madrid CEO’s open letter criticizing Real Madrid and referees?

I didn’t watch it all, I watched some of it, but I don’t want to say more.

Do you think this is really discussing the referee issue, or is it shifting the focus of public opinion?

It’s in my nature to respect everyone, so I don’t want to discuss that.

What do you think of Camavinga and Ceballos, their ability to grasp their opportunities and their attitude towards the game, are they role models for the team:

I think everyone of our players is like this. Everyone is very positive and will not give up their efforts because they cannot play. Everyone hopes to prove themselves.
I think Camavinga, Asensio, Ceballos, moments like this require the support of every player.

What do you think of Militao’s performance this season?

I think it’s great, of course, there’s still room for improvement, he’s one of the best defenders in the world right now, as long as he’s focused on the game, then he’s the best defender because he’s got everything, he’s fast, he’s aggressive
, Excellent header ability, excellent 1v1 defense, excellent foot ability, can be said to be a perfect defender.