Real Madrid-Man City: Ancelotti’s Message to Guardiola & Bellingham’s Special Request

Real Madrid-Man City: Ancelotti’s Message to Guardiola & Bellingham’s Special Request

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s coach, had messages for Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and his star midfielder Jude Bellingham ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg in Manchester.

The Italian held his customary pre-match press conference on Tuesday evening, ahead of the deciding leg of the Real Madrid-Manchester City quarter-final, which is currently tied at 3-3 following last Tuesday’s thriller at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Among the reporters’ questions was one about what Ancelotti asks of Bellingham, to which he responded:

“I ask him, like everybody else, to work for the team. The goals he has scored have been an additional bonus.

“He will be one of the most important players in Madrid’s future, he is only 20 and sometimes we forget that. He is incredibly mature and just fantastic for us.”

There was also praise for Bellingham’s former Borussia Dortmund teammate and current Manchester City talisman, Erling Haaland.

“He is one of the most dangerous players they have. The fact that he was relatively quiet (in the first leg) is a credit to our defence. That said, he is probably the best centre-forward in the world, he is very dangerous.”

While discussing Guardiola’s threat, Ancelotti promised that no dark arts would be used against his colleague and close acquaintance.

Guardiola had stated that Madrid surprised City with their performance last Tuesday, so Ancelotti was asked if he had any other tricks up his sleeve before Wednesday’s return leg.

“No, no,” Ancelotti laughed. “We know each other very well. He can rest assured there won’t be any magic tricks tomorrow.”

Real Madrid-Man City: Ancelotti’s Message to Guardiola & Bellingham’s Special Request

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