Real Madrid will play a UEFA Super Cup match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Although many believe that it will be an easy task for Real as Frankfurt was defeated 6-1 in the first round of the Bundesliga by Bayern Munich, Carlo Ancelotti disagrees.
"We won’t be tricked by that result. We can’t forget their good Europa League campaign. They are a dynamic team that play with intensity. To win, we’ll have to fight and play well. We have what it takes to do that, as we’ve been training well and we remain confident after winning the Champions League.
We want to carry this positive feeling into this season”. - he said, as quoted by managingmadrid.com Ancelotti revealed that the same team that played in the final of the Champions League will be on the field this time as well; “For us to be here, it’s because of the work of those who won the Champions League.
We didn’t just win it with 11 players, but I’m going to put the same team that won the Champions League. Or… maybe a doubt or two. The two beside me are definitely playing!”
Ancelotti wants the trophies
Carlo aims to win all 6 trophies!
“We’re going to fight for every competition, although winning all six will be difficult. That’s really difficult. But, it’s a very good squad and I am confident about it. I think it’s a better squad than last year.
So, we’re going to compete in every tournament. That’s what we can control. Winning is always special. If we win I feel happy. If we don’t I feel sad”. Antonio Rüdiger and Aurélien Tchouaméni could be important links in the team.
“I think we’ve signed two players who improve the squad physically and technically. I think the rest of the squad, we all know each other even better now. The connection between the veterans and youngsters was key last year and that should be even stronger now”.
Karim Benzema will not be on the field. "If you lose the best striker in the world for a few matches then that’s hard, as there’s no player who can replace him. If he gets ill, we’ll adapt. But, we do have many forwards, a long list. Karim, Mariano, Hazard, Rodrygo, Asensio… Did I miss anyone?”