Ancelotti is loaded with reason

Real Madrid’s 0-4 at the Camp Nou has historical ramifications (the biggest white victory in a culé feud since 1-5 in 1963), balm sheds (end to the streak of three Clásicos won by the Catalans) and above all places a pedestal under the feet of Carlo Ancelotti. In a club as volcanic as Chamartín’s, with names fluttering over their position, the Italian comes out very strengthened thanks to a tournament -the Cup- that almost always treats him well.

Ancelotti keeps two fronts open to be able to lead Real Madrid to two more titles (in this 2022-23 he has lifted the Spanish Super Cup and the Club World Cup) and the service sheet of the transalpine player gets fatter and fatter non-stop. Since he stamped his signature with the white team again, in the summer of 2021, Ancelotti has won five of the seven titles in which he has participated. 71 percent. For this, there are still three competitions in the running. La Liga seems (almost) impossible, but in the Cup it is 90 or 120 minutes away from playing another metal and the Fifteenth, which would be the jackpot, has a route with five stations. The first two, with this Chelsea on fire who, less than a week after coming to the Bernabéu, has changed coaches.

Ancelotti gives instructions to Kroos during the Clásica.
Ancelotti gives instructions to Kroos during the Clásica.
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His faith in Luka and Toni

“These are matches in which the personality of the player, the experience, is very important.” That analysis of Ancelotti with 0-4 still on the scoreboard in the stadium, it couldn’t be any other way, it was a question about the match of Kroos and Modric. The never ending couple continues to make history live. Ancelotti has been accused of being stubborn in using them to start in every high-risk game.

Well arrived at the first moment of truth, this of the Camp Nou, and Kroos and Modric played at full speed. The break for the Croatian after his journey with his team was public (he did not play for a minute against Valladolid) but he planning specific to improve the physical condition of the German cooked inside Valdebebas. A recharge of batteries that was noticed without going any further in the 6-0 against Pucela. Kroos came to offer himself in a play to double Vinicius on the wing. so of left over I was going. He played the 90 minutes. Ancelotti did not care, because he was part of the plan. Kroos, at 0-4, was the Real Madrid player who recovered the most balls (seven). All while Modric was capital in the win, dismantling Barça. A personal triumph for the Italian. He always believed.

Ancelotti gives instructions during the 0-4 against Barça.
Ancelotti gives instructions during the 0-4 against Barça.Enric FontcubertaEFE

The boiler, at full throttle

Carletto has been meticulously preparing this final section. For starters, he used the mind game of preparing this Classic as a final. It was revealed by the Italian himself in an image distributed by the club in a Madrid Inside after the match. With the squad around him, inside the locker room, Carletto He took his . “I told a lie, it wasn’t the final… you have to play the final!”

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A final, the real one, for which the white tubes begin to pump at full capacity. This Kroos set-up during the international break has been accompanied by another visit to Benzema’s workshop. The Frenchman, also involved in the obligations of Ramadan, has been physically controlled to the millimeter. Both in Valdebebas and at home. Up to that moment, he had problems winning some of the high-altitude games (he did not score in the last derby or in the two Clásicos prior to the latter). Getting Karim back to pose a double threat with Vinicius again was a priority and the Frenchman appreciated that little physical plan with two doubles in four days…

This is how Real Madrid celebrated their pass to the final.
This is how Real Madrid celebrated their pass to the final.real Madrid

A power button that in a global key, but without losing sight of those cases of names with a superlative weight in the team, came to confirm Ancelotti. “The boiler has returned to its temperature”he said in the Camp Nou press room with his proverbial ability for metaphor. His Madrid, the one with the sharp fang, has returned.

Brazil, it seems, will have to wait.

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