Ahead of this afternoon clash against Athletic Club Bilbao at San Mamés, Carlo Ancelotti has assured that he remains ‘confident’ about the remainder of the season for Real Madrid, and expects it to be a fruitful one for them upon its conclusion.
“I’m confident. It’s an important moment in our season; every game is a significant one for us now. We’re on top in the league and are in a good place in Europe. I’m convinced that we’ll continue having a good season until the end,” Ancelotti insisted.
Regarding tomorrow’s game at Athletic Club Bilbao – a team who are fresh off a Copa Del Rey semi-final victory over Espanyol on Wednesday night – Ancelotti has affirmed that his side’s work ethic will be very important. “The intensity will be key. Winning at San Mamés is always difficult and to do so, the application of the team has to be at its maximum,” said the Italian. In terms of improvements in the game, Ancelotti did admit that he’s looking for Madrid to be ‘more efficient’ at San Mamés however. “We’ve lost a bit of efficiency in the final third recently.