Speaking ahead of their Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti reiterated that Real Madrid are not a obsesseda with winning the match at Vicente Calderon, hinting that a draw will be a good result. This comment comes after Real Madrid suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the stadium earlier this year in the Spanish La Liga.
Analysing Real Madrida s failure to win against Atletico Madrid this season, Carlo Ancelotti blamed the playersa attitude and their inability to defend against set-pieces as the reason behind their abysmal performances in the Madrid derby recently. The manager also said that they a do not need to wina the first leg of the Champions League tie, perhaps hinting that he would take a draw as a good result.
a Every match is a different challenge. One time we lost because of set pieces, the last time we lost because of an attitude problem. it’s hard to say what has happened the last few times, but this will be a different tie, we don’t need to win tomorrow and the most important thing for us is to qualify to the next round.a
The manager said that though Real Madrid dream of the Undecima, they will a trya to win the game against Atletico, saying once again that a draw would be enough for his club.
a Our goal is to reach the Semifinals, but our dream is to win La Und cima. We will try to win, but we can go through with two draws, so we are not obsessed with winning tomorrow.a
The manager also spoke about his job security at Real Madrid, claiming that his neck was not on the line.
a I don’t think my job is on the line. This “judgement” on my work here will be made after the end of the season.a