On the eve of the UEFA Super Cup, the first trophy at stake this season against Eintracht Frankfurt in Helsinki, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has vowed to aim for the sextuplet and claims last season was the best ever. his career. “We will do what is possible. If we have to win all the competitions, we will try“, Launched Ancelotti Tuesday evening in a press conference before the match against Eintracht, Wednesday (9:00 p.m.). “Winning the Champions League gave us enthusiasm, and that enthusiasm is still there. We want this moment to last“, wished the Italian technician of Real, who did not hesitate to qualify the last exercise of “best season of (his) career».
«This Supercup is special for us by the way we won the Champions League“, Supported midfielder Luka Modric. In the event of a coronation, Ancelotti will become the first coach to win four European Super Cups. And Karim Benzema will equal the 23 trophies of the legendary Paco Gento in the merengue jersey. “The 25 titles of Marcelo (record at Real, Editor’s note), it’s not in my head. What’s on my mind is to win all possible competitions with my team. My challenges are never personal. It’s always to help the team win“, nuanced Benzema Tuesday at a press conference.
Benzema: “There is no age as long as the body holds out”
At 34, he like Modric (36) will start on Wednesday, “if they want it“joked Ancelotti. “There’s no age as long as the body holds on“, swept Benzema. “Age doesn’t change anything. What speaks is what you show on the pitchModric agreed. Opposite, Eintracht Frankfurt will have to do without Serbian Filip Kostic, who is in the final phase of talks with Juventus.
«Everything went faster than we thought with Filip. After the match against Bayern (Friday), I thought he was going to play the Supercup, but in the end noexplained coach Oliver Glasner. “We will say goodbye to him with tears in our eyes, because Filip scored 22 goals for us last season, and it’s never nice to lose a player like him. Without him, we are weaker, that’s for sure. He was the best of the season last year. Now, football-wise, we also have other options.“warned the Eintracht technician.