Ancelotti underestimates Barcelona: “We will play the King’s Cup final”
The Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, seems to be clear about the future of his team in the Copa del Rey semifinals against Barça. The madridista believes that the Madrid team will pass the round and will be in the final of the competition.
In the last league game played against Osasuna at El Sadar, the Italian coach went to greet the local coach, Jagoba Arrasate, as is customary before the start of the game. The most curious thing about this recurring event is that during the greetings, Ancelotti made it clear to the rojillo coach that “we are going to play the Cup final”, to which the locals responded with smiles and a hug, as can be seen in the images. Captured by The Day After.
It seems that in the Madrid dressing room they firmly believe that they are going to eliminate Barça from the Copa del Rey semifinals that will begin their tie on March 2 at the Santiago Bernabéu. Despite the positivity shown by Carlo Ancelotti, the last precedent in the final of the Spanish Super Cup does not go with the whites, since Barça swept the whites by a score of 1-3.
''Vamos a jugar la final de Copa''. Ancelotti 🤝 Jagoba. #ElDíaDespués pic.twitter.com/lR1BVyVTEq
— Fútbol en Movistar Plus+ (@MovistarFutbol) February 20, 2023
On the other hand, Osasuna faces Athletic Club in semifinals that appear to be very close, although the people from Bilbao start with more previous experience in these rounds of the Copa del Rey.