Ancelotti expects Ronaldo to win Ballon d’Or prize again
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, has said
that Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely win the
Ballon d’Or for 2014.
The forward has been in sparkling form this
season and scored his third hat-trick in four La
Liga games, as Madrid crushed Athletic Bilbao
5-0 on Sunday. He now has 13 goals in this
“I think there can be no doubt about Cristiano
for the Ballon d’Or this year,” the Italian coach is
quoted as saying by AS . “There’s no putting
money on it.
“All three of our forwards were fantastic [against
Athletic]. Cristiano and [Karim] Benzema scored
but Gareth Bale made assists and worked hard.
“It’s essential to work together. The midfield was
“With the ball we have three in midfield and
without it, Bale helps us defend and makes a
line of four. James Rodriguez then moves to the
left. We’re adapting and eager to learn.
“This was our best game, much better than last
year at this point. What we need now is
“We were more attentive at set-pieces and kept
a clean sheet. Everything went well.”
Ancelotti also confirmed that Sergio Ramos, will
not be released for international duty, after the
defender was forced off at half time with injury.
“Ramos had a sore calf, on his right leg,” the
former AC Milan boss explained. “He wasn’t
comfortable and wanted to avoid problems.
“Tomorrow he’ll have a test. Then we’ll think
about the national team.”
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