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Ancelotti confident of Madrid’s chances against Chelsea despite home loss

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is keeping a composed attitude in preparation for their upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea

Real Madrid’s hopes of defending their La Liga title suffered a major blow over the weekend after they lost 3-2 to Villarreal at home.

Despite Real Madrid’s recent loss in La Liga, coach Carlo Ancelotti is optimistic that his team’s experience will help them overcome the setback and win against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the upcoming Champions League match.

Ancelotti admits it’s hard to be motivated in La Liga

“It was hard for us to be 100% motivated. But if you’re not at 100%, you should still be better on the pitch”, as per reports from Marca.

“However, Wednesday is another story. The temperature has dropped a bit, but on Wednesday we’ll be at our best.”

Ancelotti stated that he had to make major alterations to his starting lineup. He already made six starting changes since their Copa del Rey semi-final victory over Barcelona. The seasoned Italian chose to rest most of his experienced players against Villarreal, but they are expected to return to the squad against Chelsea.

Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will be in the starting lineup for the midfield position against the Premier League team. Dani Carvajal and Fede Valverde will also return to the team.

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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