A few hours before the dispute of the final of the Copa del Rey in Seville between Real Madrid and Osasuna, Carlo Ancelotti appeared in Press conference to offer his feelings on a game that emerges in the midst of a complicated calendar for the whites.
From the red ranks there is talk of a unique occasion, while Madrid is more aware of the Champions League semifinal against Manchester City. Something that does not prevent Ancelotti from noticing that “play a final It always generates a lot of excitement. I always think and tell the players that it could be the last final and we have to go out and enjoy it. They are special matches and we prepare it with all the desire in the world. We can close a very nice circle by winning everything in two seasons. We went out against Osasuna without thinking about the day after. Players go out to win a competition.”
Despite having already won two titles (European Super Cup and Mundialito) and being able to win two more (Cup and Champions League), the Italian’s future is up in the air. Carletto, as always, played down the numerous questions about his continuity. “I don’t risk my life, my life is fine. I’m playing a Copa de Rey final and a Champions League semifinal. Afterwards, whatever happens, my future is very clear, my contract expires on June 25, 2024. I think that talking about my future today is not correct. I have extraordinary affection for the president and that is enough. Also from the fans, the players and the rest.
The madridista disagreed with Sánchez Martínez about the use of expulsions as a measure to protect the players: “The red card thing is important. In my opinion there are too many and not all are to prevent the health of a player. There I disagree. We must play a game with Fair Play and without protests, and I understand that Osasuna will do the same.”
modric is doubt
Ancelotti warned that “Modric is a doubt that we have. Yesterday he trained very well, without problems. Today we’ll see. We will evaluate at the end of the training if he is ready to start playing. What is clear is that he will only do it if he is one hundred percent physically. We won’t risk him.”
Lastly, he commented that he expects “an even game against a very well organized team. We know it’s an important game for them. It’s going to be very difficult and complicated to win the title, but finals are always like that.”