Ancelotti reveals Real Madrid tactics for UCL final clash with Liverpool
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has openly discussed his tactics for Real Madrid’s Champions League final clash with Liverpool at the end of the month.
The Italian, who is currently in charge of the La Liga side for the second time, has already ruled out PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City from the competition this season and will therefore imagine his chances of winning the 14th FIFA Cup. Europe of the Spanish giants in May. 28.
“4-3-3”, Ancelotti has admitted on the roster he will be playing, according to AS (via sports bible).
“Sometimes it can happen to a 4-4-2. I think there is no defined system, sometimes to press the pivot, as we did against City, we go from 4-3-3 to 4-4-1-1. The idea does not change much, just a little the way of defending the opponent, of putting him under pressure.
The former Everton boss was also confident enough to reveal Federico Valverde and semi-final hero Rodrygo will start for Los Blancos against Liverpool at the Stade de France.
“Both will play the final, it’s true” he admitted.
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It’s rather surprising for Ancelotti to reveal some of his tactics before the match, but it could also be his attempt to play mind games.
He was in charge of AC Milan when we faced the Italians in the famous 2005 final and also when we lost to them in Athens two years later.
We adopt a similar system to Madrid in the sense that we also play with a 4-3-3 system and Jurgen Klopp revealed earlier today that while Fabinho will miss tomorrow’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea at Wembley , he should be fit for the clash with Real in the French capital.
With Ancelotti possessing two of the best midfielders in the world in Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the battle in the center of the park may prove crucial in determining who emerges victorious in just over two weeks.
We can’t wait for the game, but we are focused on tomorrow’s clash with Thomas Tuchel’s side and making sure we win the FA Cup for the first time since 2006.