Carlo Ancelotti dismisses Thomas Tuchel’s mind games that Champions League quarter-final tie is ‘DEAD’ earlier than the second leg, insisting they’ll NOT work… as Italian says Real Madrid are able to ‘undergo’ to progress previous Chelsea
- Carlo Ancelotti vows Real Madrid is not going to be complacent regardless of 3-1 benefit
- Thomas Tuchel had claimed the Champions League tie was ‘lifeless’ after first leg
- Real Madrid boss says his facet have what it takes to win the competitors
- Chelsea face an uphill job to qualify for semi-finals forward of tie on the Bernabeu
Both Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and midfielder Casemiro say they don’t seem to be about to be taken in by Thomas Tuchel’s mind games forward of Tuesday night time’s second leg within the Spanish capital.
Of the Chelsea supervisor’s feedback after the primary leg that the tie was lifeless, Casemiro stated: ‘We cannot belief the phrases of Tuchel. We are speaking in regards to the reigning champions.’
Ancelotti added: ‘Chelsea are coming right here to combat to get via. They know it is tough however they’ll strive as a result of that is the spirit of the large groups, they by no means give in.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro stated they ‘can’t belief’ Thomas Tuchel’s feedback
The Chelsea boss had stated the tie was ‘lifeless’ after Real gained the primary leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge
‘We have a number of respect for Chelsea as a result of they’ve a lot high quality and the one approach to put together this recreation is to count on a Chelsea that shall be higher than the one we noticed final week.
‘We know we must undergo to be able to get via, however we’re able to undergo.’
Ancelotti has already talked about as soon as this season the hazard of taking issues as a right. After one league win earlier within the marketing campaign it was put to him that the league title in Spain was now sown up and he stated: ‘You are speaking to a coach who was 3-0 up at half time in a Champions League ultimate after which ended up on the dropping facet.’
He doesn’t imagine his Madrid gamers will make the identical errors as his Milan crew in 2005.
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his Real Madrid facet is not going to take Chelsea evenly within the second leg
He stated: ‘This group of gamers is not going to be complacent. They are blissful to be enjoying this recreation as a result of it is one other nice probability to play a semi-final.
‘Chelsea are nonetheless a really robust crew. We wish to play the identical recreation as the primary leg however we now have to bear in mind that Chelsea will attempt to play a special recreation. If we now have to play a special recreation too to match that then we are going to.
‘I stated at the beginning of the season that we might compete on this competitors. We have the character and the expertise to do it.’
Madrid’s victory over Getafe on the weekend was a uncommon one for them as a result of neither purpose got here from their entrance two Karim Benzema and Vinicius. Asked if the crew was over-dependent on them he stated: ‘I’m delighted to be depending on Vinicius and Benzema.
Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick within the first leg to maneuver Real to the brink of the semi-finals
And when requested in regards to the French ahead who is now simply seven objectives from catching Raul because the membership’s all-time second prime scorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo, he stated: ‘Karim is a contemporary centre-forward. In the previous the centre-forward was the participant who acquired on the tip of the crosses however now it is about serving to the crew and even serving to with defensive work since you can’t play with one much less with out the ball. He represents what the fashionable centre-forward is.’
Ancelotti was additionally requested if he wish to take over the Italy nationwide facet after their failure to make this year’s World Cup. ‘I’ve thought of it earlier than,’ he stated.
‘I had the possibility in 2008 however I’ve to be trustworthy I just like the daily of membership administration. It’s the sport that offers you the thrill in addition to the struggling. I do not like a job if you compete 3 times a year. I like the daily and once I lose that I’ll cease teaching.’