Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was “delighted that Real Madrid is playing against” on the eve of the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Club, warning that “they won’t give up”.
“I am delighted that it is said that Real Madrid plays against because playing against is not easy,” Ancelotti assured this Saturday at the press conference prior to the match that will be played at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh.
“It’s playing vertically and having players who pass at the right time and strikers who touch it at the right time,” Ancelotti said.
For the third goal in Wednesday’s 3-2 semi-final victory over Barcelona, ”we had six players, not one. It wasn’t won by a long pass to Vinicius. It was three or four low passes. It’s a well-made counterattack.” , highlighted the merengue technician.
This match was decided in extra time, but Ancelotti is confident that he will have most of his players ready, except for Dani Carvajal, who is out after testing positive for Covid-19, who is joined by two doubts.
“The team has recovered well, I think we don’t have a problem physically, we have two doubts: Alaba (who already missed the semi-final due to muscular discomfort) and Asensio, who we are going to evaluate in the afternoon training session,” he specified. Ancelotti.
The Italian coach, who declared himself “very happy” to experience a new final and a new stage at the helm of Real Madrid, is clear that the match against Athletic “is going to be an even match, where small details are going to be important” .
“Strength from set pieces can be an important aspect,” warned Ancelotti, recalling that “all the games against his (Marcelino’s) teams are complicated because he controls small details very well.”
“Athletic is a well-organized team that never gives up,” added the Italian coach, who did not hide that the “plan (of his team) is different from the semifinal because it has different records from Barcelona.”
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