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Ancelotti: There is no problem with Boehly visiting Chelsea squad

After Chelsea’s loss on Saturday, Frank Lampard mentioned that Boehly visited the squad and Carlo Ancelotti does not view it as an issue

Carlo Ancelotti, the head coach of Real Madrid, does not view the fact that Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly gave a speech to the Blues players in the dressing room as a problem.

Frank Lampard disclosed that Boehly usually addresses the team, and he has no issue with it.

Now, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti stated that he sees no issue with Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly giving a speech to the Blues players in the dressing room. Ancelotti, who used to manage Chelsea, added that if Lampard is fine with it, then he thinks it is not a problem.

Chelsea suffered their third consecutive loss in the Premier League after losing 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. The Blues have gone winless in six games, drawing twice and losing four times, and are currently in 11th place in the league.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Chelsea, Ancelotti said: “To have a speech from the owner could be an important thing for the players. The Chelsea moment is not a good moment… if the owner wants to talk to the players, absolutely.”

Ancelotti not so sure about Perez visiting his squad

However, he stopped short of signing off on the idea of Madrid president Florentino Perez doing the same in his dressing room.

“If [Perez] wants to talk to me every game, I would be happy to do that,” he said. “The owner[/president] has the right to know what the decisions of the manager are.”

Ancelotti is aware that the job is not finished for Real Madrid despite holding a 2-0 lead going into the second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The coach recalls last year’s competition where Madrid almost lost their two-goal advantage against the same opponent at the same stage.

After winning 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, Madrid went 3-0 down in the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. They managed to force extra-time with a goal from Rodrygo and then won the game with a goal from Karim Benzema.

“[We have] plenty of motivation,” he said. “It’s a big game, and we know we have to put in a good performance.

“There are still at least 90 minutes to play, and anything can happen, but we will be ready.”

Carlo Ancelotti declined to comment on rumors linking Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder Jude Bellingham with a move to Real Madrid or Manchester City. There are reports that Liverpool has dropped out of the race for the England international due to financial constraints.

“Unfortunately, Bellingham is a Dortmund player, and I don’t like to talk about players of other teams. Sorry,” Ancelotti said.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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