Carlo Ancelotti has warned Juventus to expect an improved Real Madrid side when the two meet in the Champions League next week.
“We are trying to change something, to play more possession football and this change takes time,” Ancelotti told the Corriere della Sera after his summer move from Paris Saint-Germain.
“Indeed, so far we have played games badly and our problems have been compounded by the fact that Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have always won.
“We have to play better, the criticism that we have received has been with substance. Here the fans are demanding and they are right to be.
“As a Coach I can say that in the next matches, Malaga and Juventus at home, and Barcelona at the Camp Nou, we will do better.
“This is also because we cannot play worse than we did against Levante and Elche.”
The 54-year-old knows Juventus well given his previous coaching stint with the Old Lady of Italian football.
“I do not know if Juve have dropped in intensity or not,” the tactician continued. “I only know that the Italian League has increased in competition.
“They seem to be a solid team, with a well-defined style of play.
“Andrea Pirlo is always a guarantee and will continue to be for a long time. I wanted him with me at Chelsea but it was not possible. For Andrea we will be prepared – he will be marked by two bulldogs.
“Why the poor relationship between me and the Juve fans? To a section of their fans I was always considered an opponent. I have always been seen with the shirt of Milan or Roma.”
Ancelotti also commented on the decision to allow Kaka to move back to Milan during the summer transfer window.
“Kaka wanted to play more and here there was not the space for that,” Ancelotti stated of his former San Siro star.
“It is clear that time passes for everyone and he no longer has the physical prowess of 10 years ago, but he remains a reliable reference.
“This is a move that will benefit both Milan and Kaka. Milan needs quality and he needs Milan.”