“All titles are important” Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti claims they are not taking their Spanish Super Cup encounter vs Barcelona lightly

At the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, the Supercopa de Espana 2022/23 championship game will pit reigning champion Real Madrid against archrival Barcelona.

The 2019/20 edition of the Spanish Super Cup, which was previously a two-team competition, now features the champions and runners up of La Liga & the Copa del Rey.

With 13 titles, Barcelona is the most dominant team in the Spanish Super Cup sporting event.

However, The Blaugrana, on the other hand, have lost six of their seven Super Cup finals against Real Madrid and have yet to win a title since the new four-team format was introduced.

Real Madrid won their semi-final 4-3 on penalties after Valencia’s second-half goal from the spot canceled out Karim Benzema’s first-half goal while Real Madrid is one Super Cup title away from tying Barcelona’s record of 13.

Prior to the penultimate game, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti attended the media briefing and addressed the upcoming arduous and challenging season for the Spanish supergiant. ‘Los Blancos’ boss said the following, to emphasize a  few points:

On the importance of winning the Spanish Super Cup: 

“All titles are important to have confidence and have a good atmosphere in the locker room.”

On Barcelona’s need to win the trophy:

“We have the same need to win as they do. We fight every day to get to this moment and the team is motivated as always. They are comfortable and used to this kind of pressure and we are very confident.”

On whether Real Madrid has a ‘full belly’ with trophies:

“It’s not true. We are talking about players who have not won last year. They started winning in 2013 and they will never have a full belly because they have a mental quality that is very high. Also because we are in a very demanding club and it doesn’t allow you to have a full belly.”

On the state of the pitch:

“I liked the state of the pitch the other day. We got into an issue that has led to a lot of messes and I don’t want to say what I wanted to say. It’s better grass than at home, that’s for sure.”

On the El Clasico final: 

“You have to do a lot of things right to beat FC Barcelona. It’s not just thinking that intensity is the key. The key is to play a complete game in all aspects.”


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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