real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti makes no assumptions about what lies ahead Liverpool Although Jurgen Klopp’s side faces a seemingly impossible task at the Bernabeu.
This Champions League The owners came back to win 5-2 after two early goals at Anfield, and these three goal pads – combined with the fact that they have only failed to score once in their last 66 home games in Europe – seem to have put them on the brink of extinction. quarterfinals.
However, as AC Milan manager, Ancelotti, who suffered a notable 45-minute comeback by Liverpool to win the 2005 final, is not taking anything lightly and could also point to their quarter-final rematch, which they lost to Chelsea at home last season. 3-2 but progressed thanks to a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
On the contrary, Ancelotti wants his side to attack.
“The message is pretty simple: not to assume,” said the Italian.
Players understand that I thought this would be an open game with Liverpool coming here to change the dynamic.
“We have to do both things properly, offensive and defensive.
No team in the history of the Champions League has rebounded after losing a home playoff game by three goals.
Still, Ancelotti insists his side has a more difficult balancing act.
“Psychologically, the game is more complicated for us than Liverpool.”
“Liverpool came here to give it their all and gave their best from the first minute no matter what. We saw that from the very first game.
“We will try to do our best from the beginning, but we have more questions than our opponent.”
Striker Karim Benzema is in form after missing a weekend win against Espanyol, but two-goal winger Vinicius Jr. attack plan.
The Brazilian player will face the right-back. Trent Alexander Arnoldwill almost certainly be encouraged to move forward as side chase targets at every turn.
“I believe Vinicius is well on his way to writing the history of Real Madrid in the next few years. Written by Ancelotti, (Toni) Kroos, (Luka) Modric, Karim and Casemiro – this group was great,” he said.
Defender Antonio Rudiger was part of Chelsea’s team that almost went into shock last year, but now he’s looking at things from the other side of the fence.
“They (Liverpool) have a good offensive team. They played against a great opponent and scored seven points, which tells me they’re in a great situation and we need to be aware of that,” said the centre-back.
But as my old coach (Thomas Tuchel) said when we played against Real Madrid, everyone knows that Real Madrid is a very good counter attacking team with Benzema, Vinicius and their skills.
“My coach said that he played against Real Madrid, he played against the badge, and they always justify people that this badge is something bigger.”