Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach, has made an exciting statement about Norwegian star Erling Haaland, Manchester City player.
Real Madrid were trapped by a draw with Manchester City in a match that took place at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
A positive 1/1 draw dominated Real Madrid’s match against City after Vinicius Junior managed to score a meringue goal and Kevin De Bruyne equalized.
So Ancelotti lowers Haaland after the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City!
During a press conference after the meeting with City, Ancelotti indicated that Bezet’s players were not interested in stopping Haaland compared to Kevin De Bruyne, who is a threat to Real Madrid.
Ancelotti said: “Today we didn’t focus on Holland. Modric, Valverde and Kroos were very good in midfield and their job was to stop Gundogan and De Bruyne.
He continued, “We were going to win and we deserved to win tonight. But it happens. Now we have a good feeling about the second leg and we will do our best to qualify.
And he continued: “Although on Saturday we just played in the middle of the night (the final of the King’s Cup). I have to give credit to the guys, because today they were really good, despite a little rest between two games.
He added: “Arbitration? The ball (Bernando Silva’s ball) was behind the line, and that’s it. That’s what the technology says. I don’t understand why the judge didn’t check it with VAR. Today, the referee did not notice much.
He continued: “In general, we are satisfied with today’s match. I think BEIN Sport showed that the ball fell out and we all saw it in 3D. But the video assistant referee did not see this, because the referee did not want to.
And he stressed: “Obviously City didn’t have many opportunities to score a goal because our defense was amazing tonight. Rudiger played a great game and was great. Modric and Kroos are very important in these matches. They always help the youth and have a lot of experience in managing these matches.
And he added: “Second leg? We should be able to play like today’s game. They pressed well, but the team strategy was good and our plan to handle the pressure from such a good team worked. Defensively, we controlled well. In the second half, the game was completely different. We are pleased with the result.
And he continued by saying, “Kamawinga? Sometimes we try to get him to play in his natural position instead of full back, because as a player he likes to play deep and can create problems for the opposition, especially in the second half, where he played more from the inside and constantly helped Vinicius.