Upon his return to Real Madrid from the beginning of June, Carlo Ancelotti reaffirmed his desire to honor the DNA of the Merengue club, which according to him was based around football full of energy.
Carlo Ancelotti is the new coach of Real Madrid from Tuesday, June 1, replacing Zinedine Zidane on the bench of Club Merengue. It is also the second stint for the Italian technician, who led Real between 2013 and 2015, notably managing to win the famous “decima” (tenth Champions League, editor’s note) in 2014. Following his experience at Everton, completing 10th place in the Premier League last season, the Reggiolo native has expressed some ambitions for Real Madrid to do without Sergio Ramos, following his free debut for PSG. Will happen.
“Modern football requires intensity with and without the ball”
“We have to take into account the history of this club. The team must play well and show its qualities, the quality of the workforce on the field. This is the story of Real Madrid. But there is also a need to play energetic football with or without the ball. That’s what football is asking for today. Modern football demands intensity, with and without the ball,” he told Real Madrid TV.
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Had he also won the Copa del Rey and the Club World Cup during his first stint at Real, Ancelotti would not have been able to win La Liga. A challenge that will be met when Real finished second in the Spanish Championship last season, one point behind defending champions Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Passed by the most prestigious benches during his career – Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Bayern Munich and Naples – Ancelotti will play ‘Scotland’ champion Steven Gerrard’s first pre-season match against Glasgow Rangers on 25 July.
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