Carlo Ancelotti I admit it real madrid It depends heavily on the star striker Karim BenzemaHe has scored two hat-tricks in his last two Champions League matches.
The Italian coach believes that relying on a player BenzemaNima’s caliber Los BlancosHe is the favorite to reach the Champions League semi-finals after winning Chelsea 3-1 in the first leg of the quarter-finals.
‘We depend on Benzema” Ancelotti He said during the pre-match press conference on Monday before Tuesday’s clash with Chelsea.
“That’s the way things are, we won’t deny it. And I’m so glad we’re counting on Karim. It’s true, and it’s a good thing.”
“Karim is a modern striker and [does] What is required of strikers. Everything, including defensive action. He is the perfect representation of what a striker should be in today’s football.”
Ancelotti He assured that he would not leave Everton For any other team last summer, but eventually decided to separate from sweet distance real madrid He came knocking on his door.
“[Real Madrid] They were the only team I couldn’t turn down.” Ancelotti.
“If anyone else had come, I would have stayed in Everton. You are very well there lo Madrid Happy at the end of the season, I think I will still be as happy as I am now.”
The real madrid The coach was asked if he would like to coach the Italian national team and revealed that he could have taken charge of the team in 2018.
“Sometimes I would think of going to the national team, but I like to play everyday [life at a club]” Ancelotti pointed out.
“I was able to go to Italy in 2018. Until I change that mentality, I will not go to the national team.
“I don’t like to work three times a year. If I get tired of that daily craving, I’ll stop. Of course it was a great experience to be a part of [coaching] The staff at the 1994 World Cup, but I love working at club level.”
Ancelotti He also stressed that real madrid You must be prepared in this event Chelsea They decided to change their style of play after their defeat at Stamford Bridge.
“Everyone knows it’s going to be tough, after 3-1 [win]” Ancelotti announced.
“We will have to suffer and fight for sure. We expect an opponent who will do everything they can to get past a draw.
“We’ll see about the lineup. We’d like [to play] Same game there. We have to be ready for anything, to change the way Chelsea play, because what they did in London was not good for them.”