Ancelotti ‘convinced’ Real Madrid can win trophy this season
Carlo Ancelotti has mentioned he’s “convinced” that Real Madrid will win a significant trophy this season, earlier than the membership take a choice on his future in the summertime.
Madrid are chasing three competitions, going into Sunday’s LaLiga Clasico 9 factors behind leaders Barcelona, making ready to face Chelsea within the Champions League quarterfinals and hoping to show round a 1-0 first-leg deficit of their Copa del Rey semifinal with Barca.
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“It’s an evaluation that the club has to make, not me,” Ancelotti mentioned in a information convention on Saturday, when requested if he deserved the possibility to proceed as Madrid coach. “I’ve said many times that I’d stay here for life, but I think that’s impossible. It’s a decision the club will take at the end of the season, whatever happens.”
One journalist recommended that Madrid’s excessive requirements demanded successful both LaLiga, the Copa del Rey or the Champions League — having already landed the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season — to maintain his job.
“Rules change!” Ancelotti mentioned. “And unwritten rules too. But I’m convinced that we’ll win something this season, so that’s that.”
Sunday’s Clasico is the second of three conferences in 34 days between Madrid and Barca. The Catalan membership got here out on prime within the Copa first leg on the Bernabeu, an Eder Militao personal purpose giving them a 1-0 win, forward of the second leg at Camp Nou on April 5.
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“It’s difficult to say what game we’ll get [on Sunday],” Ancelotti added. “Barcelona defended a lot in that game, because they went ahead. This game will be different depending if we score early, or they do… Tomorrow we’ll play attacking football, without taking risks.”
The key duel in that Copa sport noticed Barca defender Ronald Araujo — picked at right-back — come out on prime towards Vinicius Junior.
“It’s true that it’s been more difficult for him,” Ancelotti mentioned. “But Vinicius is always Vinicius. His mobility can help him. I’m thinking about putting him on the right… Obviously I’m not being serious, but mobility is important.”