Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that his side suffered the worst game of the season when they lost 1-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the 16th round of the Champions League. Wednesday.
Spain’s first division head conceded a goal to Kylian Mbabane in the first leg, but he was a record holder as he won the title 13 times in the Champions League.
“Our team is very proud, especially in the Champions League, that the performance hurt us because it was bad, so we will play for pride,” Ancelotti told a news conference on Tuesday.
“We saw the best version of Saint-Germain in Paris and hope to see the best version of Real Madrid on Wednesday.”
Ancelotti’s side enter the match with great excitement after a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, after coming from behind with the initial goal of securing their presence in the local league.
The Italian coach added, “Our team is calm and motivated. At a moment like this the mental factor is important and if we play with the same intensity on Saturday, we will have a strong chance to qualify.”
He continued, “We have to play smart, aim for victory and not have to score many goals. We have to support the fans together, which will give us great energy.”
Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbabane, who is expected to leave for Real Madrid next summer due to injury sustained during training on Monday, is doubtful to take part, but Ancelotti said his absence would not affect Real production.
He continued, “We look forward to Mbabane’s participation in the tournament. We want to win and we care about that. “
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