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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: Vini Jr vs Barcelona's Ansu Fati?

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insists there's no favourte ahead of today's clash at Barcelona.

Ancelotti insists form isn't a factor in the El Clasico.

He said, “No. It doesn't matter if a team comes into El Clásico in better form. Barcelona have performed well in their last two games. There are no favourites in these kinds of games, A whole range of things determine how the game goes, like motivation and collective commitment, which are vital. Talking about favourites is pointless for these kinds of games.

“I have everything very clear in my mind. It doesn't seem right to discuss who will play tomorrow because I haven't spoken to the players yet. The team is ready and we're going to have Carvajal y Hazard back. We have a great squad, everyone is focused and motivated, even if they don't play from the start, because they understand how important it is to come on and do a good job."

Asked about Real attacker Vinicius Junior facing off with Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati, Ancelotti also said: “They're both still very young. They have to show what they're capable of in their careers. This always comes down to the fact it's a clash between two teams who are always among the best in the world.

"The players change, Cristiano and Messi go and others come in. What never changes is that these two teams will always be fighting in every competition."


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