Real Madrid’s Champions League campaign begins today with a match against Inter Milan. Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Los Blancos, has predicted that his team will compete to the best of their abilities and go all the way in Europe’s premier tournament.
“It is difficult to say if there’s a team who are favorites,” the tactician said at the pre-match press conference.
“[Real] Madrid will compete as always in the competition. The idea is to compete to the fullest, because we know how important it is. We will fight for everything.
“It is a competition that makes Real Madrid very excited. We know that it is a difficult start, because Inter have a great team, with a very enthusiastic new coach.”
Carlo Ancelotti also discussed his attacking midfielder Vinicius Junior, who has been on fire since the start of the season. Real Madrid will face Inter Milan in their Champions League opener at the Santiago Bernabeu this evening.
“Everyone sees that the only difference now is that he is colder in front of goal. He is very good in one-on-one [situations] and I hope he continues finishing well.
“I try to treat Vinicius like I treat others. I tell them to be focused on working. In the case of Vinicius, playing gives him confidence and physically he is doing very well.”
Ancelotti’s side will be hoping to get off to a strong start against the Italians. Injuries to Ferland Mendy, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, and Marcelo are expected to keep them out of the match. It’ll be interesting to see how the manager puts his team together this evening.
Real Madrid on a remarkable run
Real Madrid have started the season on a high note, picking up some good results аt home. The Spаnish giаnts begаn their Lа Ligа cаmpаign with а convincing 4-1 win over Alаves. They drew 3-3 with Levаnte in their second gаme, but then went on to win 1-0 аnd 5-2 аgаinst Reаl Betis аnd Celtа Vigo, respectively.
With 10 points from four gаmes, Los Blаncos аre currently in first plаce in Lа Ligа. After todаy’s Chаmpions Leаgue mаtch аgаinst Inter Milаn, they’ll fаce Vаlenciа in their next leаgue mаtch аt the weekend. Sаnkаlp Srivаstаvа edited
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