Through Marca newspaper, coach Carlo Ancelotti updated the situation of Real Madrid’s forces before the great battle against Barcelona.
Second-half strikes from Robert Lewandowski and Lamine Yamal helped Barcelona defeat Osasuna in the semi-finals. They set up a Clasico match with Real Madrid in the final. Before that, Los Blancos also defeated Atletico Madrid.
The series of unbeaten matches before the new year caused Barca to fall far in the La Liga race. They are 7 points behind the two leading teams, Real Madrid and Girona. However, the Catalan club is still optimistic ahead of the final.
Conversely, there have been concerns about Dani Carvajal, with the veteran defender absent from Real Madrid’s latest training session.
However, coach Carlo Ancelotti denied this information. He confirmed: “He’s fine. He needs a day off. It always gets more difficult for veterans during the recovery process.”
Ancelotti also spoke about Ferland Mendy on the opposite flank: “For me, he is the best left-back in the world. In terms of attack Mendy can improve. But defensively, Mendy is the best left-back in the world.”