May 22, 2022

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Ancelotti shed tears at his historic achievement

Ancelotti shed tears at his historic achievement

After he was sacked in his previous column, record Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti made a successful return to Real Madrid, leading him to the Spanish league title four stages before the end of the season, and went down in history as the only coach to win. Five major European championship titles.

Ancelotti has previously won the Italian League title with Milan (2004), the English with Chelsea (2010), the Frenchman with Paris Saint-Germain (2013) and Germany with Bayern Munich (2017) (2013-2015) but did not win the La Liga title with him in 2014. Won the league.

The Italian coach burst into tears and said after the match, “This is the first time I have graduated from Bernabeu and the atmosphere is so special. The celebration is good for the mind.”

About his affection with the final whistle, “It’s hereditary, my father was easily affected, and so was my grandfather … If I cry, I’m happy.”

During his first term, which ended in 2015, the Italian coach did not satisfy the support of the Royal Club players and fans, so he was sacked after a disappointing second season. The title seen in his history.

A year and a day after leading Real to their tenth title in the Champions League, Ancelotti was sacked, while many of the stars of the Royal Club, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, announced their support for the Italian coach.

“At Real Madrid, aspirations are very high and it is time to give new impetus to win new titles and reach our best,” said Real president Florentino Perez.

Leaving “Santiago Bernabeu” like this and handing over the task to Rafael Benitez, it only took a few months for the French gentry to open the door to Zidane’s arrival, making sure that Ancelotti’s mind did not go beyond his success. Then in 2017 Bayern Munich led to the league title.

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The 62-year-old did not hesitate to resign from his post with Ancelotti Everton when he offered to return to Madrid after Zidane decided to step down as coach of the Royal Club for a second time. For what he missed in his previous Spanish passage.

Now, after winning the La Liga title in four stages before the end of the season, Ancelotti is proud to be the first coach in history to win five major league titles.

Like all the league titles he has won in his coaching career, except 2010 when he beat Manchester United and their legendary coach Alex Ferguson by just one point in 2010, Ancelotti’s coronation was the undisputed champion after the Royal Club in Spain. Took the lead from the fourteenth stage. Then leave it at that.

Twice rivals

With only one draw with Espanyol needed to decide the crowning ceremony, Real’s dominance, which advanced to the 34th stage, 15 points ahead of their closest rivals, is due to the weakness of rivals this season. Its rivals Barcelona and their neighbor Atletico were last season’s champions.

The 2021-2022 season is Barcelona’s first season since the departure of its Argentine star Lionel Messi, who reached the eighth stage at the start of the season and saw himself in ninth place until the thirteenth stage. He was succeeded by Ronald Koeman of the Netherlands before his results could be improved by contracting with his former midfielder service to oversee in November.

But as Barcelona got back on track, they were unable to catch its historic rival, even after beating Ancelotti 4-0 in the twenty-ninth round.

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As for Atletico, he was in better form than Barcelona at the start of the season, but Argentina coach Diego Simeone showed no signs of being able to defend his title to the point where he could not finish any level. At the forefront, a team the size of a Real Sociedad took four positions from nine to thirteen.

For a long time, Seville were the most important competitors for the Real team, but without putting real pressure on it, coach Julen Lopetegui’s team stumbled into investing in most of the Royal Club’s shortcomings.

Talking about the weakness of the rivals does not diminish the value of the Italian coach’s work, and not only the domination of the league and the difference Real made, he also focused on developing the performance of his players. Like Vinicius Jr. of Brazil, extracting the best of them, he switched from a source talent that lacked consistency. To one of the most important strikers in the world

Benzyma

According to Frenchman Karim Benzema, he will be out of Ronaldo’s light and continue to new heights as he decides to look for a new challenge for Juventus in the summer of 2018 and then his former team Manchester United.

If Benzema wins the Golden Ball this season, it’s possible, especially if Real can win his fourteenth title in the Champions League (he reached the semifinals and lost 3-4 in the first leg at Manchester City), thanks to a rotation policy that takes into account the age of the world’s best player for 2018. To Ancelotti and his leadership who revived the life of Luka Modric (36).

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After the departure of captain Sergio Ramos to Paris Saint-Germain and Frenchman Rafael Warne to Manchester United, many believed that Real would suffer defensively, but Ancelotti knew how to hire Brazilian Eder Milito and Austrian newcomer David Alaba. The team has lost two of its main pillars.

If any other team had lost a player the size and importance of Ramos and a coach like Zidane who led him to three consecutive titles in the Champions League, he would have fallen from a height. But Ancelotti knows how to maintain order, focus and calm, while at the same time giving young people the opportunity to prove their abilities and veterans the right to defend their positions.

When Florentino Perez agreed to bring Ancelotti back last year, many wondered if it would be a step backwards against teams with younger, more progressive coaches, but the Italian player thanked them for returning to a club at real level. Off.

“If the club is happy with me, that’s great,” said Ancelotti. If not, I will always be grateful for the opportunity to lead Real Madrid back.