Real Madrid travel to San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and Ancelotti believes winning the game wona t be easy for Los Blancos.
Real Madrid are at the top of the La Liga albeit only two points clear of second-placed Barcelona at the moment. Despite being at the top of the league, Real Madrid are in no way assured of ending the season as champions as recently, there has been a noticeable dip to in their form.
As a The Whitesa prepares to travel to New San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao, against whom they drew 1-1 last season, manager Ancelotti spoke to the media about the importance of Real Madrid keeping up with their intensity and how winning at the Bilbao home stadium is always difficult.
Ancelotti said: “The key factors are intensity and managing to break free from the pressure Athletic exert at home. Winning at San Mam s is always difficult, we’ll have to give the maximum effort to get the three points.
“We have an identity and the players always show the maximum attitude levels. The team are used to playing this way and we have to keep on doing this. It’s our philosophy and it’s the key to winning trophies. We’re doing it very well.”
Ancelotti spoke about how Real Madrid need to start the game full of intensity at 100%. The manager said that the team wants to start the game well because it is going to be an intense game. The manager also confirmed that Real Madrid will end the season in a good way.
He said: “Every match has its own story, in some you start well and in others not so well. In some you don’t start with your intensity at 100% and you feel you’re going to sort it out, they’re things that happen in football. We want to start every game well, with maximum intensity. Tomorrow we need to start well, because it’s going to be a very intense game, Athletic press very well. The players are going to give it a good go.
“I still have complete confidence in the team. Now the important point of the season is coming, when the matches are very important. We’re top of La Liga and in a good position in the Champions League. I have total confidence in the team, who won a lot of trophies last year and did very well. I’m convinced that we’re going to have a good end to the season.”