The coach of Real Madrid and at the same time the former coach of Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti has commented on the eve of the confrontation between the two giants in the Champions League. The Italian coach has expressed nostalgia for his time under Chelsea, and has also said he feels sorry for the difficulties the Londoners are going through this season.
We remember that Ancelotti managed to win the FA Cup and the Premier League with Chelsea in 2010. The Londoners, led by Frank Lampard, will play the first direct challenge with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Ancelotti spoke to the media on the eve of the match:
"I'm upset, yes (about Chelsea's form). I have fantastic memories of this club, and the people who are still there. I'm a Chelsea fan, of course, as I spent many wonderful years there. I hope Lampard does a fantastic job with them. He has 20 years less experience than me, but that won't change what can happen in the game. Lampard was a fantastic, outstanding player, he knows very well what can happen in these games and experience in such challenges is not worth much."
Meanwhile, Ancelotti was asked by journalists about the possibility of a second adventure at Chelsea, but the Italian said that such a move is not in his plans.
Frank Lampard on the other hand, he has expressed that he feels quite honored to be leading a club in the Champions League. The Englishman accepted the fact that Real Madrid is the favorite team, but said that in football there is nothing more beautiful than proving the opposite to people. Lampard also pointed out the differences between the Premier League and the Champions League, and confirmed once again that in the prestigious competition, anything can happen.