Ancelotti coy on future

The Italian???s future at the Bernabeu has been the subject of constant speculation, and after a difficult season which is likely to end without a trophy, question marks have been raised over whether he will stay.

Real go into Sunday’s clash with Espanyol four points adrift of leaders Barcelona with two games left, and Ancelotti says there will be no talks until the end of the campaign.

???I understand that there is interest in this subject, but our focus is different,??? he said.

???We have two games and we need to fight and play as best we can. Then we will have time to talk about the future.???

The Real coach insists his side have had a good season and he feels his players??? effort have not been rewarded as they should, with the midweek Champions League exit to Juventus seeing the end of the defence of their crown.

???I am disappointed because I think that the team deserved to play another final,??? he added.

???We have to respect what happens on the pitch and that another team will play the final.

???We have battled and we are still fighting in La Liga. We were close to reaching the final of the Champions League and it is during a season when we have had a lot of injuries.???

Ancelotti also defended criticism of Gareth Bale, who has struggled for form in recent weeks and been subjected to jeers from Real fans.

“He has had good moments when the team was in form and suffered when the team has played badly,” he said.

“It is difficult to evaluate the season of a player who has had injuries, but while there have been a few small issues he has progressed and become more used to playing with his team.”