Carlo Ancelotti on smoking and he also talks about why he returned back to Real Madrid, during his press conference at Manchester ahead of the game.
The Italian faced the media ahead of the big game at Manchester tonight and we’ll provide everything he has said ahead of the game.
Carlo Ancelotti on smoking before he quit
“I loved smoking a while ago but I quit, now I enjoy chewing gum a little excessively just until the match is over because I think it helps me.”
“Being a coach? There are two aspects in football: defending and attacking. The offensive aspect is talent and I don’t want to obfuscate it.
I can’t teach Benzema where to stand in the penalty area or Modrić how to pass the ball.”
“Why did I return to Madrid? Because they needed a coach (laughs), it’s simple… It was a great dream to be back. This is not my decision. Real Madrid had the confidence and now I’m enjoying it.”
“My players are professionals, they always study the opponent and how to play well against them. We are ready for tomorrow’s match. The players made my life very easy at Real Madrid.”
“The defense will have an important role in tomorrow’s match. When City has possession of the ball, you can’t just look at them, you have to take the ball from them and then take advantage of the opportunity.”
“I wouldn’t say it would be a great achievement if Real Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Our history always pushes us to be in the final. The achievement is us reaching the final.”
“The history that Real Madrid has in this tournament means a lot to us, more than it does to our competitors.
This story, which has developed over all these years, helps the players to feel the weight of this shirt. It is a positive, not a negative.”
“I remember what the press was saying at the beginning of the season and I always said we will fight until the end.”