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Real Madrid board disappointed with Ancelotti after Barcelona defeat

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Real Madrid were dealt with a major blow in their hopes of securing a berth in the Copa Del Rey final, as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the semi-final.

Although the reigning Spanish champions will have another opportunity to overturn the slender deficit, the result has not gone down well with the Real Madrid board for obvious reasons.

According to Rodrigo Faez (h/t Madrid Xtra), the club’s hierarchy is extremely unhappy with Carlo Ancelotti following the result. They have criticised the Real Madrid manager for being too adamant about his approach and not having a plan B.

The Real Madrid board, including Florentino Perez, was already unhappy with the club’s draw with Atletico Madrid in La Liga. Although Los Blancos were able to bridge the gap to Barcelona at the top to seven points, the board felt it was a missed opportunity, especially after Barça’s surprise defeat to Almeria.

But with Real Madrid now losing to arch-rivals Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey, coach Ancelotti has once again come under fire.

This comes shortly after initial reports in Spain that suggested the growing uncertainty over Ancelotti’s future at the club.

The Italian’s links with the Brazilian national team have already been well documented recently, but it appears even the players are now starting to question some of the coach’s tactical decisions.

There is an internal feeling of disappointment around the Ancelotti camp as well, as the Italian is unhappy that Real Madrid are pressing more for his exit from Santiago Bernabeu than the Brazilian national team.

In any case, Ancelotti is not in a good space right now and a major turnaround of fortune is required, if he is to secure his future at Bernabeu, at least until 2024.

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  1. M.E Leboko

    March 4, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    How Perez could be unhappy whereas he has refused to buy new players to strengthen the team for this season.Ancelotti may be the coach but cannot do miracles with the old team.At this stage all the teams have been reading the play of Real Madrid and they now do their best to master the play of it.

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Mbappe confirms decision on future will not change after PSG qualify for UCL semis

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Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe has confirmed that he will not change his decision about his future at PSG despite leading them to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

On Tuesday night, Mbappe starred for PSG as they beat Barcelona 4-1 to secure a place in the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition.

After having put in a disappointing display in the first leg last week, the French superstar scored a second-half brace to help his team across the line at Barcelona’s home last night.

During his interaction with the media after the match, Mbappe was asked if he would reconsider the decision over his future now that he and PSG were one step closer to winning the UCL.

Mbappe, though, made it clear that nothing will change, as he said: “No, no, no.”

Mbappe will not change his decision. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

At the same time, however, the 25-year-old admitted that he still dreams of winning the UEFA Champions League with the Parisian giants.

“I have the dream of winning the Champions League with Paris. For sure. It’s another step now against a great team and we’re going to try to get to Wembley,” he said.

“Playing for the team from my country’s capital is very special, I dreamed of these play-offs when I came to PSG. It’s a great day for the club.”

Mbappe’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season and he has decided to leave as a free agent in the summer.

The Frenchman is understood to be headed to Real Madrid with a contract reportedly already signed between the two parties.

An early elimination from the Champions League for PSG would have potentially brought the operation a step closer.

But with them qualifying for the semis and with there being the possibility of the Parisians facing Real Madrid in the finals, an announcement will not come anytime soon.

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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