Ancelotti clarifies the position of Mendy, Alaba and Casemiro from the City match

Real Madrid coach, Italian Carlo Ancelotti, revealed the position of French Ferland Mendy, Brazilian Carlos Casemiro and Austrian David Alaba from participating in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, April 26, at the conference. The press conference held on Monday (25 April) to talk about the meeting.

The Italian spoke about the trio’s chances of playing the first leg, saying: “From what we saw in yesterday’s exercises (Sunday, April 24), Mendy is fine, but there are more doubts about Casemiro and Alaba, especially Casemiro. We will see in today’s training.”

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How will Carlo Ancelotti play against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final first leg?

Ancelotti talked about the way his team will play against Manchester City, saying: “It is important that we are consistent in defence, this is important, there will be times when City get the ball, we have to defend (well), and when you get the ball you must You take advantage of your quality in attack.”

On the possibility of relying on Brazilian striker Rodrigo Goes and French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, Ancelotti said: “Maybe we start with only 3 or two attackers, Rodrygo is fine, Camavinga performed well, both of them brought a lot of energy.”

From Real Madrid’s last training session at the “Al Ittihad” stadium before facing Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final first leg

The Italian confirmed his team’s desire to bypass City and reach the final, saying: “The pressure is similar for both teams. For us, it is not a success to reach the semi-finals, we must qualify for the final, and for that we must beat Manchester City.”

He added, “Real Madrid’s history in this competition is important, it helps our players feel the weight of our shirt in a positive, not negative, way.” Real Madrid drew against Espanyol), we are very happy, but we cannot think beyond tomorrow’s match.”

Will Real Madrid player Federico Valverde participate as a right winger against Manchester City?

The Uruguayan Federico Valverde, accompanied by his coach Ancelotti, appeared in the press conference prior to facing Manchester City, and during the conference, the player hinted at his willingness to play in the right wing position against the “Citizens”, despite acknowledging his preference to play in his original position in the midfield.

Valverde began his speech at the press conference by saying: “It is always necessary to give everything to the team, to be ready to give your best, my position in the midfield, which is where I can contribute better with my characteristics, but I am always with everything the coach wants.”

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He added: “The history of Real Madrid weighs a lot. We have young people who are ready for what is coming and are able to give a lot to the team thanks to those who have more experience. We defend Real Madrid and always strive to win.”


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