Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid’s first football team, surprised his English counterpart Manchester City ahead of the match that will bring them together in the Champions League.
Al-Merenji met their counterpart Getafe on Saturday evening at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, the stronghold of the royal club, in a match that ended with an unanswered goal in favor of the land owner. scored by Marco Asensio.
The events of the meeting took place as part of the 34th round of the 2022-2023 Spanish Championship, as a result of which Real Madrid finished second in the La Liga table with 71 points.
Match date Real Madrid vs Manchester City in the Champions League
In this regard, the Los Blancos side are preparing for an important match against their English counterpart Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final after the first leg ended in a goal for the same.
The second leg of the Champions League semi-final between the two teams is scheduled to take place at Al Ittihad Stadium, Manchester’s stronghold, on 17 May at 10:00 sharp. clock in the evening, Cairo time.
Ancelotti surprised Manchester City with fiery remarks!
Ancelotti said: “The quality has improved with the arrival of Toni and Luca, and the intensity of the attacking match against Vinicius is the hallmark of these players and this team. They were good and that’s why I put them on the field, I think the team is fine.”
He continued: “All the coaches complain about the schedule of matches. Someone has to do something for the future.”
He added: “Guardiola takes care of the schedule, but we needed to play with less pressure and rest in preparation for the second leg. We have a lot of matches with Manchester City. For them, of course, it was better to play on Saturday than on Sunday.
And he confirmed: “Camavinga’s knee is 100% stable. There is a little pain, but nothing. Camavinga will rest tomorrow and return to training on Monday (tomorrow is a recovery day for basics). He will recover and be ready for the match against City.”
And about the formation that will be played before the meeting ManchesterHe stated: “It’s clear (smiles), you always play with fire in this (coaching) job. I put a competitive team on the field so that no one would think that we favor teams that play in order not to be relegated. On Wednesday we will reach the semi-finals and the whole team will be available.”
And about the fact that Eden Hazard was given only 60 minutes to participate, Carlo explained: “That’s enough for a player who has not played much this season, not enough sharpness.”
He said: “Rüdiger was tired and wanted to be ready for Wednesday because he would be needed.”
And about his decision to rely on Rüdiger or Militao, he continued: “I will have doubts, because we arrived with confidence. Positioning is not the most important thing in this match. Whatever happens, I have a position where I keep a lot of things. Last year, the defensive line helped us win the Champions League.”
And he added about the Getafe coach: “I wish him good luck at the end of the season, because they have a very important task ahead of them.”
He summed up the injuries that befell his team: “We have a medical and physical staff at a very high level. We have serious and professional players. We have problems that we have solved thanks to the excellent work of the physicists who work a lot with the players.”