Ahead of tonight’s clash Champions League clash against Juventus, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his desire to guide Los Blancos into their second consecutive final, but is wary of the threat posed by the newly-crowned Italian champions.
Real Madrid will face Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash tonight at the Juventus Stadium before the second leg moves to the Santiago Bernabeu next week.
And the Italian, who has formerly managed Juventus, expects an even game tonight.
“We had a lot of possession against Atletico [Madrid] but like us, Juve are a side who like a lot of possession.
“The most important thing is to play the best we can and show our quality. We want to attack and we’re preparing to play an attacking game, but we’re going to have to defend really well too.”
Ancelotti further added that he would like to guide Real Madrid to their second consecutive final of the Champions League as they attempt to become the first team in the history of the elite European competition to successfully defend the trophy.
“Juventus have always had a strong, competitive team so it’s hard to win here. That said, we want to realise a dream by playing another final after winning the Champions League last year.
“There are 180 minutes between us and achieving that goal. If you have courage you win, if you have fear you lose.”