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Carlo Ancelotti talks Manchester City, Mbappe, Florentino Perez



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As we enter the final phase of the 2021/22 season, the penultimate stage of the UEFA Champions League will kick off next week.

Real Madrid, who had to overcome Chelsea in a gruelling quarter-final match-up, have been drawn against Premier League champions Manchester City in the semi-finals.

Los Blancos have had tough draws in each of the stages of the competition this term, having had to overcome PSG and Chelsea in the previous two rounds. And the challenge against Pep Guardiola’s team will be huge for Carlo Ancelotti & co.

The Italian tactician addressed that in an interview recently, insisting that Real Madrid have the quality to go all the way in the competition by overcoming the Cityzens.

“Real Madrid has history, tradition and quality to compete until the end. Now we have a tough challenge against City,” he said.

Ancelotti also commented on the removal of the away-goal rule from the European competitions this season, insisting that the change added to the excitement of the contest.

“The new rule of goals away from home, which are no longer worth twice as much, makes these challenges more balanced and exciting,” the Real Madrid manager added.

The manager was also inevitably quizzed about the future of Kylian Mbappe, who has heavily been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.

Ancelotti did not address the question head-on, but praised president Florentino Perez, insisting that the club will have a bright future thanks to the supremo.

“Kylian Mbappé future? The future of Madrid, thanks to Florentino, will be of a high level beyond the players who come. The club will have a new stadium and will continue to make history there,” Ancelotti replied.

Finally, talking about how he was enjoying his second stint as the manager of Real Madrid, he said: “I can say that I’m a lucky coach. I’m training a team I feel very identified with and a team that gives me great satisfaction. I’m the one who has to thank Real Madrid for giving me the opportunity to train this team again.”

Source: Rai Radio 1

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.

Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.

The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.

Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid

Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.

However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.

To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.

This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler

The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.

Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.

This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.

It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.

Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.

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