Manchester City-Real: Ancelotti hasn’t forgotten the pessimism surrounding his team at the start of the season


Carlo Ancelotti addresses Real Madrid’s opponents with a short tackle during his appearance before the press on the eve of the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City this Monday (Tuesday, 9pm on The Indian Paper1) . The Italian coach recalled that some observers saw the Madrid club as capable of qualifying for the final four of the competition.


PSG? is removed. Chelsea? is removed. Bayern Munich? also eliminated. Several favorites failed to qualify for the semi-finals for a final victory in the Champions League. In contrast, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid did well despite the many criticisms they received at the start of the season. On the eve of the first leg, this Tuesday against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium (from 9 p.m. on The Indian Paper 1), the Italian coach of the Madrid club tasted the presence of his group at this stage of the competition.

“We had very tough matches in the round of 16 and in the quarter-finals against teams that were initially seen as the favorites of this competition, recalled Merengue Technician. We fought against them and we came out of it well. We will fight on Tuesday too, that’s for sure.”

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Ancelotti has not forgotten the criticism against Real

Without dealing with the big cars leaving this Champions League prematurely, Carlo Ancelotti insists that no one believes in their players. Like Villarreal, the Italian coach presents Real Madrid as one of the outsiders in C1. A contender is ready to knock another favorite for the title.


“I remember what the press was saying at the beginning of the season. At the time, that was what the press and the public thought. There are two teams in the semi-finals that no one believed were capable of qualifying for the semi-finals- Finals. One of them is Real Madrid and the other is Villarreal while people saw the favorites as PSG, Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester City.”

“We are here and happy to be there”

Solid leaders of La Liga, Real on their way to the title in Spain 15 points ahead of their first chaser five days before the end of the season. But the club coached by Carlo Ancelotti dreams of a spectacular La Liga-Champions League double. Merengues would have to win against Manchester City by Pep Guardiola to lift the fourteenth coronation in C1.

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“We are here and we are very happy to be there and to be in the race. I have always said that Real Madrid was going to be competitive and we are competitive,” said Carlo Ancelotti again to the press on the eve of the continental duel. We are going to play tomorrow on Tuesday and we are going to play next week. We are going to fight 100 percent.”


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