Carlo Ancelotti reports in an interview that Liverpool’s tactics were easier to decipher than other teams. At the same time, Ancelotti admits that his team didn’t play the most beautiful football in the final.
Easy preparation: “Liverpool’s style of play wasn’t as difficult to decipher as the other teams because they have a clear identity. That’s why we were able to prepare as we did.” That’s what Real coach Carlo Ancelotti (62) said at a press conference after the 1-0 win against Liverpool in the Champions League final, about which the British “Mirror reported.
Clear game idea: In the final against Liverpool, Real Madrid mainly relies on counterattacks. As a result, the decisive 1-0 falls through Vinicius Jr. After preparatory work by Federico Valverde. Ancelotti gave his team clear tactics. “Don’t give them any space behind the defenses to run into.”
Self-criticism despite victory: Ancelotti admits that his team’s style of play in the final was “not particularly nice”. At the same time, Real’s coach also practices self-criticism. “Playing out from behind to motivate them to press wasn’t such a good idea. We had a couple of long balls, then we had more of the ball, especially in the second half.”