Carlo Ancelotti says he does not feel like a champion yet

Tue 19 April 2022 | 13:28

Real Madrid are just a few wins away from winning LaLiga, but Carlo Ancelotti does not yet feel like a champion.

Carlo Ancelotti

does not feel like a champion yet despite


's shock defeat to


putting Real Madrid on the brink of reclaiming LaLiga.

Real Madrid

visit Osasuna on Wednesday with the chance to go 18 points clear at the summit. They will win LaLiga as soon as Sunday should they beat Osasuna,

Atletico Madrid

fail to defeat Granada and Barca fail to win their next two games against Real Sociedad and Rayo Vallecano.

Even if Atletico and Barca continue to pick up results, Madrid have a healthy advantage to protect over the final weeks of the season and still have the opportunity to win the title at Atleti next month.

But Ancelotti's focus remains only on the task at hand, with Madrid also having to juggle a two-legged Champions League semi-final with Manchester City along with their LaLiga commitments.

Ancelotti told a pre-match media conference: "I have too much experience to have this feeling [of being a champion]. "We are very close, but it is not over. We have a great opportunity tomorrow. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to get closer. Our calculation is simple. Three points against Osasuna and then three against Espanyol. If we need more, three against Atletico.

"I don't need to be a mathematician, I like history better."

Karim Benzema

will play against Osasuna, though Luka Modric is set to be rested. Casemiro will miss the Osasuna game after withdrawing from the squad with what Ancelotti labelled a "small problem". The Brazil midfielder is expected to return for the first leg against City next Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium.

source: SportMob

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