“I don't like playing against Atletico de Madrid”
Technician of Real Madrid, Carlo AncelottiHe admitted on Tuesday that the league defeat against Atletico in September had weighed on him, but promised to “repair the damage” before they face each other in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday.
“The last game (Atletico) hurt us a lot,” Ancelotti admitted in an earlier press conference. Al-Nasser in Riyadh.
Atlético caused Real Madrid Their only loss so far this season (3-1), something the meringues are familiar with.
“It seems that we have repaired the damage that Atlético did to us and I think we can have a better version than the first game tomorrow.”
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This Super Cup semi-final will be a repeat of the 2020 final, in which the Meringues defeated the Rojiblancos on penalties, ahead of a new clash between the two giants in the round of 16 next week from the Spanish capital. Cup of King.
The two teams meet again in February League.
“It's the calendar, what it is, we've got Atlético, and personally I don't like meeting Atlético de Madrid because it's always complicated against them,” admitted the Merengue coach.
“I think Atletico think the same. They are two very strong teams and they are going to enjoy the fans of both teams,” he added. Ancelotti.
“More than a game, tomorrow is an important match and we have to do everything we can to win, the team is good, they are coming with enthusiasm, the players are recovering, I think we can have a good game,” he said.
“We take that into account Athletic He hurt us in the first game. It will be a match and a competition,” the Merengue coach stressed.
He was asked if Simeone was already Real Madrid's most recognizable coach. Athletic“I feel very good in this white environment,” considered Ancelotti.
“And as an outside observer, I think Simeone is doing well at Atlético, he's a great profile for Atlético, because if not, it won't take many years,” the Merco coach said.