Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is wary facing Granada today.
Ancelotti knows Granada are capable of producing an upset.
He said, “I’m expecting to see a performance in which the team shows a reaction following the defeat to Athletic. We’ll have to prepare properly because, just like all of the teams, Granada will come here looking to play their game and will seek our weakness. The most important thing is that we react well, put in a good and committed performance and win the game.
“The squad is in good shape. We finished strongly at San Mamés and had good control of the game. We had the injuries to Karim, Mariano and Mendy, but they will all be back next week. I think that this tough period we’ve had will come to an end next week when the three of them are back with us.”
On his team selection, Ancelotti continued: “It’s true that I’ve often fielded more or less the same players, but there are some of them who haven’t played much and were ready to play. January was a pretty tough month with the Copa del Rey, the Spanish Super Cup and with the travelling for the Brazilian players.
“January is now behind us and we have to prepare properly for February’s games. I think that we’re managing the squad in the right way because I’m the one who watches the players in training every day and then make my decisions based on that.”
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