, Madrid Will Try To Beat Liverpool, Not Make ‘Calculations’ – Ancelotti -

Madrid Will Try To Beat Liverpool, Not Make ‘Calculations’ – Ancelotti

Coach Carlo Ancelotti stated on Tuesday that Real Madrid will attack Liverpool this week rather than attempting to preserve their first-leg advantage in the Champions League quarterfinals.

In February, holders Madrid crushed Liverpool 5-2 at Anfield, with goals from Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior, and an Eder Militao header after the hosts had gone up 2-0.

Ancelotti stated that his squad needed to win against the visitors on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu in order to advance to the quarterfinals despite having a three-goal lead.

It’s quite straightforward; all we have to do is play our best game possible, similar to how we played in the first leg, Ancelotti told the media.

Making calculations is not our goal; instead, we must play with all of our might and hope in the hopes of winning the game.

The Italian coach predicts a close game because his team won’t just sit back and play defense and Liverpool needs to mount a significant comeback.

Ancelotti added, “We’ve looked at what we did in the first leg, and we did a lot of things well, especially in attack.

“We won’t play a game with our advantage in mind; instead, we’ll play our brand of attacking football.

“Tomorrow’s game will be open; Liverpool will want to shift the tone of the match, therefore we must excel at both defending and attacking.”

The Madrid striker Karim Benzema was injured on Saturday’s La Liga victory over Espanyol but is now able to play.

The competition is crucial for both Karim and the club, according to Ancelotti. “Yes, tomorrow he’s at 100 percent, he trained on Sunday, he’s done good sessions, he’s at his best, motivated,” the Italian coach said.

Antonio Rudiger, a defender for Madrid, said the squad needed to play better defense than it did at Anfield, when Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s first two goals.

Finding the perfect balance and not falling asleep within the first 15 minutes, according to Rudiger, are both crucial.

Not only do we need to come out and defend and say, “Alright, we have a three-goal lead,” but we also need to win over our supporters and boost our own confidence.

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