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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: I don't care about what happens with Mbappe

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insists he's not thinking about the prospect of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe arriving.

Real Madrid face a trip to Levante on Sunday evening, with the club coming off the back of a rousing 4-1 win over Alaves in the opening weekend of the LaLiga Santander season.

"I don't care what happens [in relation to Mbappe] in the next few days," Ancelotti told the press. "Because my squad is very strong.

"Our viewpoint is the same, this squad can compete for everything. We have a lot of top players, and the squad is full of stars. Titles are won when those stars work for the team.

"The atmosphere is very good in the dressing room, and I think the players are motivated and focused on their job. They aren't involved in the transfer market and only talk about preparing well for the games."

Ancelotti also made clear what he demands of his players. Asked what it takes to play for the club, given the recent outgoings and possible incomings, the coach gave a detailed response.

"You have to combine quality and a very strong character, that's changed in the last few years and it's very important to know how to manage it," Ancelotti assessed.

"If you come to Real Madrid it's because you have technical and physical quality. After that, a great player proves himself because he has character, personality, by not being scared.

"The capacity of having character to show quality is very important. It doesn't always happen, there are players who can have problems with this, the mental aspect is much more important now than when I played.

"If you don't train and work, you can't show the quality you have."


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