Ancelotti wants Real Madrid players to stay calm ahead of UCL final

Fri 13 May 2022 | 7:30

Real Madrid beat Levante 6-0 on Thursday, and Carlo Ancelotti has urged that his team keep up the pressure in the coming weeks.

Carlo Ancelotti

has encouraged his

Real Madrid

team to keep their focus ahead of the

Champions League final

on May 28 against Liverpool. Los Blancos, who have crowned LaLiga champions a fortnight ago, sent Levante down with a 6-0 thrashing at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.

In his 168th appearance,

Vinicius Junior

scored his first hat-trick for the club, with Ferland Mendy,

Karim Benzema

, and Rodrygo all scoring. With his header, Benzema equaled Raul as Madrid's second-highest all-time goalscorer with 323 goals.

Following Sunday's El Derbi defeat to

Atletico Madrid

, Ancelotti stated that he expects his players to give their all in their final two league games before facing Jurgen Klopp's side.

"We're playing well, and our self-esteem has risen significantly," he said at a press conference. "After winning the league, we have this challenge of playing in the final." We recognize that we are short on time and that we must be focused.

"The team is showing promising signs. In the field, we get along swimmingly. We performed admirably in terms of rhythm and intensity. High intensity for team dynamics is exactly what we wanted."

When asked about his team's formation for the game against Liverpool, Ancelotti stated that he will stick to his tried and true 4-3-3. He stated, "It will be the 4-3-3." "That can be a 4-4-2 at times." I believe there is no set system. To put pressure on the pivot, you can switch from 4-3-3 to 4-4-1-1, as we did against Manchester City.

"The concept doesn't change much, simply the technique of defending and putting pressure on the opponent." Ancelotti has been hailed as Europe's best coach in recent weeks after orchestrating Real Madrid's spectacular journey to the Champions League final, but the Italian would not be drawn on whether he is the best on the continent.

"That is difficult to respond," he said. "I don't like giving myself votes; I prefer it when others do. I enjoy being in a pleasant situation. I'm hoping to keep going like this for a long time. We have a tremendous aim, and we're going to give it our all." Madrid will play Cadiz and Real Betis before facing Liverpool in Paris later this month.

source: SportMob

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