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Ancelotti Hails Real Madrid’s Winning Mentality

Despite being outplayed statistically, Real Madrid secured a Champions League semi-final spot with a win over Manchester City. Coach Carlo Ancelotti (via ESPN) praised his team’s attitude after the game, highlighting their efficiency in converting their limited chances.

Rodrygo’s early goal proved enough, despite a late equalizer from Kevin De Bruyne. Ancelotti spoke to Movistar after the match…

“Everybody gave us up for dead, but Real Madrid never die.”

“There was only one way to come out alive, and that was to take our chances — we took one early — and then by defending well. There’s no other way against City,” he added.

a Champions League semi-final clash against Ancelotti’s former club, Bayern Munich. The first leg kicks off at the Allianz Arena on April 30th, with the return leg at the Bernabeu on May 7th.