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Real Madrid – FC Barcelona: Ancelotti does not intend to “invent anything” for the Clasico on Sunday

We are not going to take the same ones so as not to start again. Punished 4-0 by FC Barcelona in La Liga at home in March last season, Real Madrid, which then opted for a new tactical organization, this time will not “invent anything” this Sunday for the Clasico, warned Carlo Ancelotti .

“Football was invented a long time ago. There are no more inventors in football. So I don’t want to invent anything. I tried last season, and we got beaten up, ”smiled the Italian at a press conference, on the eve of the shock counting for the 9th day of La Liga against Barça, Sunday at 4:15 p.m. at the Bernabeu.

“Not a life or death match”

However, the slap in March will not haunt Real, according to the technician. “Last year’s game is not going to affect us. It’s a new season, a new clasico, ”swept Ancelotti. “We are excited to play this clasico. We are going to play a game that the whole world is going to watch. So we dream of showing a good image, and winning, for our supporters. But it’s not a life or death match, ”qualified the technician.

“This game is special. He prepares like the others, but you have to take into account the emotional aspect in your preparation, “said the Real coach. “We will have to play a full match. This is the only way to win matches and titles”.

Courteous on the flank

Thibaut Courtois, finalist for the Ballon d’Or which will be awarded Monday in Paris, is not yet recovered from his sciatica. The Belgian goalkeeper did not take part in Real’s collective training on Saturday and will not be ready in time to play on Sunday.

“He’s fine, but he hasn’t trained much, so he’s been sidelined,” cut Ancelotti. Antonio Rüdiger, he trained with a mask to protect his scarred face after his shock against the goalkeeper of Shakhtar Donetsk and his decisive goal to snatch the draw (1-1) Tuesday in the Champions League. “He has to wear a mask to prevent the scar from reopening, but it doesn’t bother him. He is a warrior,” concluded Ancelotti.

Source: 20minutes

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