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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s heartwarming message to Carlo Ancelotti: “Great coach, better person”



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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti appeared as a guest at ‘C he tempo che fa’ on Rai3 where he talked about several aspects of football, including the impact of VAR and his relationship with the champions.

Amidst all this, however, the manager received a special message from former Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and current AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker praised the Italian for his professionalism before branding him ‘number 1’.

“Hi Carlo, congratulations for what you have done and for what you have won,” said Ibrahimovic (h/t Corriere dello Sport)

“You are number 1, I was very lucky to have you as a coach, but you too were lucky to have me as a coach. 

“The main luck, however, was to know the person you are and for this, I tell you that as a person you are even better than as a coach. I love you, but don’t tell me again that you’re not rich and that I have to lend you some money, because now you’re in good shape too,” he joked.

Responding to this, Ancelotti, who coached Ibrahimovic during their time at Paris Saint-Germain, said that he is a player who gets more pleasure in assisting a goal rather than scoring one himself.

“Zlatan was one of the few players I’ve coached who had more pleasure in making an assist than in scoring a goal, it was like that in Paris. He is a great player and a great character,” said the Real Madrid manager.

Meanwhile, Ancelotti also gave his opinion on the VAR technology where he said, “Before you rejoiced, now with the check you have to wait, but even when you concede a goal you have this lifeline, this possibility.”

Ancelotti has coached some of the finest players the sport has ever seen, and while shedding light on the same, he added,

“[Marco] Van Basten, [Franco] Baresi, [Paolo] Maldini, then Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, [Karim ]Benzema, Vinicius . There are so many.

“Better to win by playing well than to lose by playing well. Is it better to have strong players with a bad coach or to have bad players and a strong coach? You don’t win with bad players,” he concluded.

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Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report



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Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.

The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid

Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit. 

Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.

Real Madrid not hiding their discontent

The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.

Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit. 

For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.

Real Madrid are not happy with refereeing decisions (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Real Madrid are suspicious

Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition. 

For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.

As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.

Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.

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