Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s La Liga match at home to Villarreal on Saturday, Carlo Ancelotti discussed the form of striker Karim Benzema

Can he win the Ballon d’Or?

“The way he’s playing, I think he has to be on the list of players who can win it. Karim has time to win it. This isn’t his last season. He’s like a fine wine; he gets better with time.”

On Barcelona being 7 points behind Real Madrid

“I don’t get any pleasure out of other teams’ misfortune. I focus on my team and I look forward to our games. If things aren’t going well for another team, whether it’s Barcelona or anyone else, I don’t take pleasure in that.”