Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says their amazing Champions League semifinal win against Manchester City epitomised the club’s spirit.
Real won in extra-time after pulling back City late in the game.
Ancelotti said, “The greatness of this club is this. It is a club that does not allow you to lower your arms when it seems that everything is over. It gives you the strength to continue, to continue, to believe… We played a game against a very strong rival, even, competitive… When everything seemed to be over we have looked for the last energy to level it.
“If you level a game in the last minutes you have a psychological advantage. You enter into another dynamic.
“Explaining it is not so simple. When everyone thought it was over, a small detail was enough, Rodrygo’s goal, and there was little missing. We put in it all. To win matches like this you have to have a bit of luck. The game has been very competitive. But the team has not lowered its arms, after the 0-1 it was much more complicated, but we have had everything, the sacrifice, the luck, the energy, the changes helped.
“They have given everything, it has been very intense, we have pressed up high, City have not played as they usually do. We have put a lot of pressure on and it has gone well.”
Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!