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PSG manager hails Carlo Ancelotti as his role model: “He’s able to reverse incredible situations”

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Speaking to L’Equipe, Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has claimed that he is an admirer of Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Galtier took over as the manager of PSG this past summer, replacing Mauricio Pochettino. The French tactician has spent his entire career in his homeland, having coached the likes of AS Saint-Etienne, OGC Nice and LOSC Lille, with whom he even won the Ligue 1 title in 2020/21.

Having been handed the reins at Parc des Princes, Galtier has already won the French Super Cup in his short time in charge of the team, while Les Parisiens also sit atop the Ligue 1 standings.

The 56-year-old was talking about his career and football management in general during which he was asked if he had any idol in the game. In response, Galtier named Ancelotti as someone he looks up to, saying:

“I have a lot of admiration for Carlo Ancelotti, he impresses me a lot. I’m very attentive and observant to how Carlo manages his team and how he’s able to reverse incredible situations.”

Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid last year for his second stint after having managed the club between 2013 and 2015 when he had quit PSG to join Los Blancos.

Having come back to the Santiago Bernabeu, the Italian tactician masterminded the La Liga and UEFA Champions League title triumphs with Real Madrid, further cementing his status as one of the most successful managers in the game.

Ancelotti has led Real Madrid to a 100% winning start across all competitions in the new season as well, with the Merengues sitting at the top of the La Liga table, while also having won the UEFA Super Cup already.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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