With full determination, the Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti says Real Madrid are confident of beating Barcelona in Sunday night (22/3) El Clasico. On the other hand, he insist he has never gone into a game looking for a draw, “I’ve never taken a draw in my career. We have the quality to win the game, as do Barcelona,” he stated.It means that his team should win over Barcelona in the upcong match.
In the current El Clasico table, Real Madrid are a point behind Barcelona, but Ancelotti kept on insisting that this condition is such a motivation for his side. “Barcelona are on a better run than us, it’s a complicated and difficult match for both teams,” he said.
The pressure is on Madrid to keep the title race alive in Spain by avoiding defeat against Luis Enrique’s men. As an addition, Ancelotti feels more the pressure because he should prepare plenty positives to highlight as he comes the end of the campaign. So far, the 55-year-old coach has handled things so well, and if there is one manager who can handle a club the stature of Madrid, and it’s unique expectations and ambitions, it is Ancelotti.
The tactics and starting eleven of Ancelotti’s men at Camp Nou will have a big impact on which club he finds himself at next season.“Our aim is this: to play our game. To play the best possible match in every aspect: in defence and attack. To show personality, character and impose our style of play,” he explained.
Ancelotti only has another season left to run on his current deal, can look for a prolonged run if he manages to make the club win over Barcelona. Otherwise, if Real Madrid win the game, the team will get the opportunity to return to the top of La Liga, and Ancelotti is very sure about their winning.
On the other hand, Ancelotti put any doubts over Cristiano Ronaldo’s physical condition and fitness to bed during the match, insisting the club’s top scorer is raring to go for the clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou. As a comparison, Ronaldo has gone off the boil with nine goals, while Messi has already got his 20th since the winter break, but scored in October’s Clasico, a game in which Real won 3-1.
The boss of Real certain that Ronaldo has done very well in recent games and the top scorer will rescue the team by scoring goals, giving an assist and showing good form. He sees the match as an important game for the club and the Madridistas, as it is for Barcelona, “it’s a match with a worldwide image and we have to enjoy it.”