The Italian tactician has become the first coach to qualify for the Champions League for the fifth time and could become the first one to lift the most important European trophy for clubs four times.
Oddly, the only Champions League Final he’s lost in his coaching career is the one in 2004-05 against the Reds in Istanbul. Ancelotti is having some busy days at the Bernabeu with the La Liga champions strongly linked with a free move for Kylian Mbappé.
“Right now, I am only thinking about the Champions League Final,” Ancelotti said at a press conference.
“I have no doubts about the starting XI. The only doubt I have concerns who will be more important, those starting or those subbed on during the game.”
Ancelotti was also asked whether Madrid fans ask him about the signing of Mbappé while he walks around the streets of Madrid.
“They don’t because I don’t go in the street. I go to Valdebebas, then I go home by car. I eat in some good Madrid restaurants, but they only ask me about the Final.”
Real Madrid play their final La Liga game against Betis tomorrow. They have won the Spanish title this season, with Ancelotti becoming the first coach to win the domestic title in the top five European leagues.
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