Ancelotti’s press conference, live | Super Cup


10:32“Yuri is fine. He is a very good footballer. He is ready and fit.”

10:32“If I thought about something other than winning, I wouldn’t be on the right track. I always have to be positive, optimistic and ambitious. That’s how my own players make me feel.”

10:31“Being here is an incredible merit. Sometimes even in Bilbao we forget the merit of being able to compete at this level with three teams that reach the Champions League finals and win them. The players earned it on their own merits. They are finalists of the last two Cups. This club has to enjoy this”.

10:29“The state of mind is a part of the game, but it is not the most important. The level of the players, the organization… I am one to make deeper analyzes because football is more complex in my humble opinion. If we come out with a lot respect will be negative. Nor should we think that we have to win because it would be a disappointment not to. We are going to try. We can be in a better state of activation than in the final with Real Sociedad”.

10:26“The Super Cup is a short competition, which with this format has encouraged it. Now it is more attractive. All the teams want to win. Their line-ups show it. For Ahletic it meant that they beat Madrid and Barça with their best elevens. That gives greatness at a competitive level. It would be a tremendous success to beat Madrid”

10:25“This is a different locker room. At Athletic you have to try not to disunite. Many footballers have known each other since they were children. They have lived together, joined together. All with a feeling of rootedness and total belonging, which is also difficult. I am proud to train this group”.

10:22“Hopefully the Williams brothers will be decisive in winning the final. Iñaki has more experience and Nico is appearing. We are a team with all the letters and we have to show our potential. From here on, the brilliance of the individuals has to add up”

10:22“The stopped ball is decisive. Each team has its arguments. Ours are different from Barça. For us, the two games against Madrid are more of a reference than Barça’s”

10:20“If they shoot a lot, Unai Simçon won’t be able to stop them all. If we let them have too many chances, we’re screwed.”

10:19“We are like last year. We went to the final, we made few changes. And we arrived well. We have the mental power that victory gives you and the illusion that we put in. We have 24 hours less but Madrid played a very demanding extra time against Barça We have the illusion and motivation to get a victory”.

10:18“”We have two recent experiences with Madrid. And it is the best reference. Barça has a different game idea than ours. The counterattack is a weapon. In San Mamés we lost the ball and he scored a goal. You have to be solvent in those feelings. Madrid did not generate many cons for us. We will try to be effective and repeat that.”

10:17“Madrid has great strikers, a precise midfielder and unbalanced players. This season they use the counterattack more. It is more difficult to counteract them.”

10:16We need success. It is the problem we are having in games this season. Also that Madrid does not have it.”

10:15“They have two players who have scored 38 goals between them. Not having their best day is going to help us win”

10:15“We will have unpredictable moments in the match where we have to defend in a low block and suffer. We cannot try to beat Madrid without suffering. They are solvent as their performance and results indicate. We have to attack with criteria. Be intelligent. Attack quickly and organized.”

10:14“The past doesn’t count. In this final we will leave everything and we know how difficult it is to play against the fittest team. But we are a difficult team. We are going to have options. Success will be fundamental”.

10:13It has merit. that Athletic, with the power of LaLiga, can play four finals. The fans must be proud of these players. If you win the final like against Barça, it’s incredible.”

10:12“Madrid got off to a powerful start. In six minutes they penalized us at San Mamés. We have to avoid these feelings. You have to be at a high level to try not to concede a goal. They are a super powerful team, as shown by the fact that they only lost three of 17 finals. If we allow them to get ahead it will be more difficult. We come with the energy to come back with Atlético. To win we have to be at the highest level”.

10:08“Momentally we are unbeatable. We deservedly beat the champion and the mood is unbeatable. We will see this afternoon how we are. We will see if there is discomfort or fatigue, but there are no players as possible casualties. We are facing an important rival, but the mood overcomes tiredness

10:08“We got up normally. Preparing well for the game and tomorrow with all the hope to try to be champions”

10:07Marcelino’s press conference begins prior to the final of the Spanish Super Cup.

10:05ANCELOTTI, AT 10.45

The Real Madrid coach will speak at 10:45 a.m.

10:04MARCELINO, AT 10.00

The Athletic coach will be the first to appear before the press. Specifically, from 10:00 a.m.


In the preview of the Super Cup final, which Real Madrid and Athletic will play this Sunday, the coaches of both teams speak.

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