UCL: Ancelotti names two ‘very important’ players in Real Madrid squad ahead of Liverpool clash


Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti has named two ‘very important’ players in his squad ahead of their Champions League final with Liverpool later this month in Paris.

According to Ancelotti, the two very important players in the Real Madrid squad are Karim Benzema and Luka Modric.

Speaking to SiriusXM FC’s The Football Show, as reported by Fooball Espana, Ancelotti was full of praise for the duo.

The former Chelsea and Everton coach said, “I have difficulty calling Benzema only a centre-forward because he is a fantastic player that’s playing from the front. He is not only a top scorer but he also provides assists for his teammates and partakes in the buildup of play.

“He is a complete player and for us he’s really important because he scores so many goals. He is a top, top player and I think he is the best right now. It is the same with [Luka] Modric. It does not seem like he is 36 because he still has the enthusiasm to play, the professionalism to be at the top all the time.

“They are both really important for us. I think Karim became a leader of the team when [Cristiano] Ronaldo left because at that time he had more responsibility.

“Ronaldo was a player that was scoring around 50 goals a season and without him Madrid had more difficulties to score goals. Karim took on this responsibility and became more important for the team.”

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