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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Carlo Ancelotti confirms which are the only doubts to face Barcelona in the Super Cup

Without the final eleven. The coach of the Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, said he has some doubts to form the eleven that will face this Wednesday Barcelona in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup, “Like (Dani) Carvajal, who is back from an injury and is fine”, and another “on the right wing of the attack, where there are fresh people like Rodrygo, who could take the place of (Marco) Asensio.” The winner of the first semi-final will face off against the winner of the duel between Athletic Club and Atlético de Madrid on Sunday.

Ancelotti pointed out at the press conference prior to the match that he is convinced that “it will be an even match like the Camp Nou de Liga match (the whites won 1-2)” and that “the Liga (in which Real Madrid leads Barcelona by 17 points) do not count in a semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup ”.

The Italian coach pointed out that “In a match anything can happen” and that you are sure that “It is going to be an entertaining game like all the games against Barcelona are.”

Real Madrid reaches the Super Cup as the outstanding leader of the League and qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. “We arrived well, with all the enthusiasm and good attitude we need to take home this first title of the season”, He said.

“I would be concerned if the players think we are favorites. We don’t think we are favorites, we think we want to play a good game ”, made it clear to journalists’ questions on this issue.

On the other hand, the former coach of Napoli and Bayern Munich was full of praise for Xavi Hernández. “I like his team because he has a clear idea of ​​the game”, He said. “The new coach has contributed ideas and the attitude of Barça has improved (…) With his attributes and his attitude he can move the situation forward.”

The former Barça midfielder took office at the Camp Nou in November, following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman, but has struggled to turn the fortunes of the Catalan club, which occupies the sixth position in the Spanish soccer league, 17 points behind. leader, Real Madrid.

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