the technician of Real MadridCarlo Ancelotti, said this Tuesday that his team has “a lot of respect” for Shakhtar Donetsk, the next opponents of the Spaniards in the group stage of the Champions League.
“We all know it’s a very important match to be leader of the group with nine points. We are prepared for that”, said the Italian at a press conference.
The victory in this Wednesday’s game would leave the Merengues at the top of the bracket and with the classification for the round of 16 well underway.
Ancelotti wants to erase the weekend’s draw
The occasion is also seen as an opportunity to erase the team’s performance in the draw against Osasunalast Sunday by the Spanish Championship.
“It was not a good match. We want to improve, show another attitude, another identity, considering that we are going to play against a dangerous opponent, who started very well in the group stage”, completed Ancelotti.
The coach will not be able to count on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, diagnosed with sciatica. On the other hand, Luka Modric and Lucas Vázquez return to the team after recovering from injuries.
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