Carlo Ancelotti reveals that he congratulated Pep Guardiola and wished him good luck in the final part of the season after Real Madrid eliminated Manchester City from the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ancelotti spoke to Amazon Prime Video Italia on Wednesday night after qualifying for the Champions League semifinals.

“This is a great result obtained with great sacrifice. We defended well, and it was the only way to win here,” said the Italian tactician.

Real Madrid won on penalties after a 4-4 aggregate draw, and Ancelotti watched the penalty shootout from the touchline, pretty far from Madrid’s reserves and his staff members. What did he think about?

“Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t remember. I hoped we scored and they didn’t. I prefer to isolate myself in these situations,” Ancelotti replied.

The ex-Milan coach had shared a moment with Pep Guardiola on the pitch after the game and revealed what he told the Spanish tactician.

“I congratulated him and wished him the best of luck for the rest of the season. They progressed last season, and this time, it was our turn. It was a great feat to win today and I am really happy.”

Ancelotti will meet his former club, Bayern Munich, in the semifinals.

“It’s interesting because it’s the semifinal and it’s particularly good because we beat Manchester City,” concluded Ancelotti.

Real Madrid’s win over Manchester City means Ancelotti has become the first coach to eliminate Pep Guardiola from the Champions League in three different seasons.

The Italian tactician remains the only coach to have won Europe’s elite club competition four times.


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