Ancelotti: Substiutes’ energy got Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals

Carlo AncelottiSubstitutions made the difference for Real Madrid on Tuesday night, as they came from behind to be eliminated Chelsea In the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Italian also knows how much difference the substitutions have made, saying afterwards that it was their energy that allowed Los Blancos to complete another historic comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“We won this tie thanks to the energy,” Ancelotti He said after the match in his press conference. “I made the changes I made to add energy.

“The team suffered a lot and all the players did their best. We didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down. We struggled on set pieces because we didn’t have it. [Eder] Militao. We struggled, after 2-0 we had a psychological slump, but the magic of the pitch helped us a lot again.

“The more we suffer, the happier we are.”

Eduardo Camavinga He was one of the players who made a huge impact on the bench, and Ancelotti He admitted that the midfielder was unlucky because he didn’t start often real madrid.

“He can play from the start, but it’s true that when he plays, he puts a lot of energy into the game,” Ancelotti said. “When the matches go on, if you have Rodrigo [Goes]And [Fede] Valverde and Camavinga You have a physically strong team.”

And LaLiga Santander already has two teams in the Champions League semi-finals after that Villarreal Defeat the German giants Bayern Munich. That number could rise to three if Atletico Madrid beat Manchester City.

“I would like to congratulate Villarreal and Unai Emery Upon reaching the semi-finals, Ancelotti She said.

“Spanish football already has two in the semi-finals and tomorrow it could be three.”