Faced with the day that coaches traditionally fear the most due to the ‘FIFA virus’, especially after this troubled window in South America, Carlo Ancelotti surprised this Saturday with a solid defense of its president, Florentino Pérez, before the attack (not viral, but dialectical, but increasingly lofty in tone) from UEFA. Alexander Ceferin I call “incompetent” the leaders of the three clubs that promote the Super League and ‘Carletto’, ignoring the difference in rank (coach vs. leader), shook him.
“It seemed a bit strange to me that a body as important as UEFA speaks this way about a president of a club that has won 13 Champions. If a president who has won 13 Champions is incompetent … What are the others? “asked the Italian coach, ready for nothing and no one to sour a great day for the president, with the return of football to the Bernabéu.
Madrid will defend the leadership at home, before part of their public, who may want to pass all the accounts that they have not been able to in the last year and a half. Many ears will be attentive to the reaction of the stands to the actions of Hazard or Isco, three of the great questioned who aspire to eleven this Sunday (9:00 p.m.) before the Celtic. Not so those of Bale, who will miss the shock due to some discomfort in the right hamstring.
“The demand of the Madrid fan is clear: they want to see motivated players, who give everything in the field. The entire staff knows it. If they do, they can rest assured“, said the coach, who sees the Belgian on the right track:” He has played good games with Belgium, he is once again the Hazard we all know. I am certain that he will return to his best form“.
Madrid have not lost to Celta in their last 14 league games and the Galician side have yet to win this season. Reasons for white optimism, even though there are serious doubts about the performance of several South American internationals who face the game with little rest as Fede Valverde, Vinícius, Casemiro and Militao. With Kroos and Ceballos injured, the debut of camavinga it is almost guaranteed, although not as a headline. “I have midfielders among the best in the world, I have no problem saying it. They must be patient, I can’t get everyone on the field, there’s a lot of competition“Ancelotti begins to warn.
The coach assured that he is not disappointed by the frustrated signing of Mbappe and focused the shot on the return to the Bernabéu, where the team could already exercise this Saturday. “It is a very special day for all Madridistas, also for us because we return to our stadium. It is a very special day and we have to close it with a good game and with three points, that is the maximum objective”.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.