Carlo Ancelotti suggests his Real Madrid side will play ‘attacking and exciting football,’, but insists he spent a great time at Everton.
Ancelotti was appointed Real Madrid coach earlier this week, making a shock return to the Santiago Bernabeu after six years.
“I’m very happy to be back here. I’ve got fantastic memories from my time here, we had a lot of success in the two years. It’s very important because I’m coming back to my home. I’m really excited and I’m going to give all my energy to help Real Madrid get as high as possible,” the Italian tactician told the official Real Madrid website.
“I’ve got responsibility, hope and I’m going to work to the best of my ability. We know what Real Madrid’s objectives are every year and we’re going to try to meet them with all the experience and energy I can bring. I’m so happy to be back because I love this club. I’m very happy and it’s hard to explain how I feel. Madrid is the most prestigious club in the world and a club where I really enjoyed the two years I was here. I’ve got unforgettable memories,” he continued.
“I have to thank Everton, where I was very happy during the two and a half years I was there. The atmosphere was positive and the people were hard-working. I’m back with more experience, I know Real Madrid very well, the squad and I’ve met some of the players in the past. We’re going to do well.
“You have to try to improve every day. I’ve had positive experiences in Germany, Italy and England. Each experience makes you grow and I’m coming back with six more years of experience. I hope it’ll be good for Real Madrid.
“A coach alone can’t win. The winning combination of coach, player and club is the way to succeed. I think experience is very important, but youth is also important because it brings a lot of energy and passion when doing things. When I was here the first time, four players came up from Castilla and this mix of youth and experience has brought us a lot of success in the past and also in the present.
“I want to give support to all the players and offer them the best I’ve got. Everyone who works here carries a responsibility to train and play for the best team in the world. It’s a responsibility we all have to accept.
“At this club we demand to play attacking, exciting, quality and intense football. It’s the same way of playing and nothing has changed”.
“I remember La Décima as a massive success because that season was very good. We played well in every game and also in a very tough final against Atlético. I remember the night at Cibeles perfectly, it was incredibly enjoyable.
“I know that the fans are together with the team and I want to send them a message that I’m very happy to be back”.