UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid have some disadvantages compared to Eintracht – Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the final.
The Real Madrid manager discussed Frankfurt’s recent performance before their European Super Cup match.
As the two teams intensify their preparations for next week’s European Super Cup, Carlo Ancelotti claims Real Madrid has some disadvantages compared to Frankfurt.
Although the Italian team will fight to win another trophy, he added that he believes the German team is more physically fit.
Ancelotti said to UEFA, “We have a few more disadvantages than Eintracht, who start their season sooner, but we’ll play to win.”
“We don’t look back; we look forward. The successes from last year confirm our beliefs, but we must concentrate on the next games.
There are six titles up for grabs for the upcoming season, and we intend to compete for them all.
Ancelotti anticipates Frankfurt to play similarly to how they did when they defeated Barcelona at the Camp Nou en route to winning the Europa League last year.
Because they weren’t one of the favorites, Eintracht accomplished something unique the previous season, he said.
They performed admirably, defeating Barcelona at Camp Nou by employing a counterattacking style of play while paying close attention to defense and making quick transitions.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, was outstanding in their own way, staging a number of stunning comebacks en route to their Champions League victory.
Ancelotti remarked, “It’s a very recent memory and there was also a really particular chemistry between the fans and the stadium.
“We were able to make all of our comebacks in our stadium because of the encouragement from the spectators.
“Never stop believing in yourself. We did play against some pretty good teams, after all. We had to endure pain, it was only natural.
“We’re all set. The team already appears to be in excellent shape.
“After such victories [in the Champions League final], the happiness and satisfaction you experience tend to linger, giving you the impression that no one should ever take your place.
And that provides pretty good incentive to keep winning.
Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni have joined Real Madrid, but Ancelotti noted that a number of important players have also left the team.
According to Ancelotti, “I think we have two players who are among the best in the world in their role.”
“The team’s physical and technical proficiency is first and foremost improved by their quality.
“The need to fit in with the group and a slight adjustment by the group are the following issues.
“We must not overlook the fact that the three players that departed, Marcelo, Isco, and Bale, achieved history for this team recently; as a result, the entire Real Madrid team is appreciative of those individuals.
“We hope the newcomers can carry on the heroics of the departing”