The Italian coach believes that pre-match mental conditions can help his team.
believes that the pre-match nerves againstBarcelona
at the Camp Nou could be to his team's advantage.
Los Blancos will face Barcelona at an important time of the season. They are two points higher than their rivals and the result of this game is important for the position of the two teams in the table. Real beat Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in their previous game, but have gained just one point in their last two La Liga games. The excitement for this game has increased, but Ancelotti knows this in favor of his team.
He told reporters:
"Worrying is a normal emotion. Sometimes even fear – they are positive feelings,"
"If you are not afraid, you face the lion thinking that it is a cat. I have a strong team, a team with real quality.
"Fear is not a bad feeling. Fortunately, I am never scared because I think there are worse things in life than to lose a game."
This is the first confrontation between Real Madrid and Barcelona after
left Catalonia. However, Ancelotti believes that Barca will play good football even without Messi.
"I don't like evaluating the squads of others,"
the Italian said.
"But they have maintained that identity of playing good football. There's no Messi, but their youngsters are fantastic.
"It is tough to say who arrives in this game in better shape because Barca have played good games lately. In this type of match, there can be no favourite."
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