Carlo Ancelotti insists that qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League is neither enough nor satisfactory for Real Madrid.
The Italian coach says that “Los Blancos” would consider as success only the qualification to the final of this competition.
The leader of La Liga will face Manchester City tonight at the “Etihad Stadium”, in the first semifinal match of the Champions.
Madrid are motivated and determined to produce a positive result before the return match, which will be played at the “Santiago Bernabeu”.
“We have to make a good appearance against City. Removing the away goal advantage in both challenges makes the challenge even more open. In these types of races, there is a dose of happiness and satisfaction when he reaches the semifinals, but also a preoccupation for the challenge against a very strong team like City”, declared Ancelotti.
“It’s a challenge that has the same pressure, for us and for City. It is not a success for us to be in the semifinals, but it would be if we go to the finals. To do this, we must eliminate City “, continued the Italian coach, who insists that he is not thinking about the weekend challenge against Espanyol, when Real can be declared the champion of Spain.
He also spoke about the condition of the team, assuring that Mendy is fine, but that he has doubts about Casemiro and Alaba, but that he will only decide tonight whether to include them in the game or not.
The match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will start at 21:00.