Daily Mail said that because the bus was late, Real players had to wait at the airport exit. The Real Madrid team had to wait 40 minutes at Manchester airport before returning to the hotel to prepare for the second leg semi-final against Man City.
The displeased face of coach Ancelotti.
Contrary to the displeasure of coach Carlo Ancelotti, many “Los Blancos” players still keep their spirits up. Vinicius Junior or Karim Benzema laughed while chatting with teammates while waiting for the bus. It took 40 minutes to wait for the Real team to return to the hotel to rest.
Luka Modric didn’t look too happy…
…but his team-mate Karim Benzema saw the funny side
In the pre-match interview, coach Ancelotti said: “We are all very confident. In my hand I have a quality reserve star with players who can shine in matches like this. Players We have a fitness problem and didn’t play in the last match. Right now, we have a healthy squad.”
Sharing about the blockade of Man City striker Erling Haaland, coach Ancelotti said: “When evaluating a team, we do not focus on any individual. The team considers everything based on the overall picture. Real will approach the game with a tight defensive line.”
Real welcome the return of Eder Militao after suspension in the first leg. Defender Dani Carvajal and striker Karim Benzema can also start after being absent from Real’s 1-0 win over Getafe on May 14.
However, coach Ancelotti is worried about the case of Eduardo Camavinga. The French midfielder was diagnosed with a twisted knee in the match against Getafe. He is in dɑnger of missing the Champions League semi-final second leg against Man City. This can be a big loss for Real when Camavinga plays impressively at left-back in the first leg.
The winner of the semi-final at Etihad will face Inter Milan in the final on June 11.