The Bernabeu has to be ready for the second leg and that’s the night that they will be needed the most. Ancelotti provides the latest about his players.
The Italian manager faced the media after the game and he shared his thoughts on the game and he also talks about the injured players.
Ancelotti on the second leg: “We need our fans to make us play better to reach the final. We will fight for another special night.
Injury update: “Casemiro will surely play the 2nd leg. Alaba felt discomforts again, always the same problem of these days.”
“We have to improve our game without the ball. We created and were dangerous with it.”
“If we defend like today at the Bernabeu we will be out.”
“Modrić played a great game. I wanted a fresh player for the last 15 minutes.”
“We lost many individual duels that led to the goals.”
“We started the game very, very bad. After the 2 goals we reacted and competed until the end.”
Ancelotti on Rudiger: “Toni Rüdiger? Toni, who? Who’s this? (Laughs). He’s STILL a Chelsea player. I can’t say anything about this.”