Will Ancelotti use the Argentine’s team as the blueprint to trouble Man City tonight.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti talks about defensive blocks to facing Manchester City in the Champions League semifinal first-leg.
Real Madrid has an idea that how Atletico created problems for City in quarterfinals. They believe Ancelotti should use the Argentine’s team as the blueprint to trouble Manchester City on Tuesday.
He said, “If you’re not a compact unit you’ll suffer. The defensive side of things will play an important part in tomorrow’s match. Defending well, being a compact unit and having that collective commitment will be important.
“There’ll be spells when City will have the ball, and when they do, we’ve got to defend and try to win it back. You can do that by applying a high, mid or low press and when we win the ball back, we’ve got to make the most of our quality.
“You can do that by adopting a solid set-up at the back, by playing direct football, with one-on-one duels… There’s no big secret to the way we’ll set up.”