Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that Real Madrid are not afraid of Atletico Madrid ahead of this weekend’s derby at the Vicente Calderon.
The Champions League holders have been unable to beat their city rivals in five previous meetings so far this season – drawing twice, while losing the other three – yet Ancelotti remains optimistic about his side’s chances of bagging the full three points on Saturday.
We are not afraid of #Atletico, #Ancelotti said at a press conference.
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to the Madrid squad after a two-match ban and Ancelotti has stressed the Portugal international is raring to go, while also praising Isco following his fine run of form. #Cristiano #Ronaldo is raring to go and as motivated as ever after his suspension,he said.Isco is absolutely indispensable for this team.”Madrid will have to make do without the services of Sergio Ramos, Pepe and James Rodriguez due to injury, while Marcelo is unavailable due to suspension.