- Ancelotti calm and relaxed ahead of City clash
- First leg ended in a 1-1 draw
- Madrid squad is fully fit
What is the news?
Real Madrid and Manchester City will play the second leg of their semi-final clash in the Champions League on Wednesday. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw with Vinicius Junior opening the score before Kevin de Bruyne scored a second half equaliser. Now the match is played in Manchester, leaving the home side as the big favourites to reach the final. Ancelotti, however, remains calm and is confident his team has the quality to beat Man City.
What did Ancelotti say?
On the press conference ahead of the match, Ancelotti told reporters: “You’ve got to be positive, not negative. For a club like Real Madrid it’s quite normal, but it’s not easy to get somewhere like here”, he said in the press conference. “Courage and personality are very important in games like this, because the press is really high. Even if you’re the best side in the world, you may not win, because here, just quality isn’t enough, you’ve got to have character, personality”
Real Madrid have traveled to Manchester with a fully fit squad, meaning the Spanish giants would be able to play in their strongest formation. Meanwhile, City only miss Nathan Ake. The Dutch defender is suffering from a calf injury and is expected to return to full fitness before the end of the month.