Ancelotti: Ronaldo does not need a rest.


Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that the World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo does not need a rest, and will play against Elche on tonight.

Ancelotti spoke to the media at a pre-match press-conference on Monday and was asked if his Ronaldo needed a break.

The Los Blancos manager said: 'No, for now Ronaldo does not need a rest. He's in great shape, in good condition, mentally focused.

'We need him even more when he's on top form.'

Aside the match against Real Sociedad which Madrid lost, Ronaldo has played every minute of every match this season, scoring eight goals in total.

Ronaldo helped his team smash Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, scoring a hat-trick as Madrid won by 8-2.

Ancelotti also commented on his positioning: 'Where he plays is circumstantial. I think that Cristiano has to be given freedom to do what his instinct tells him on the pitch.

'If he has to move over to the right, he does. Interchanging positions between the forwards is a good thing, because it adds unpredictability to our attacking play.'


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